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The Adult and Family Education unit supports eligible providers (community-based organizations and local education agencies) by re-granting federal and local funds to support Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) which includes Adult Education and Literacy, Workforce Preparation, and Workforce Training.

Please refer to the OSSE Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and Workforce Investment Council Career Pathways Partnership Guide for a list of providers and services. Funds allow local IE&T providers to help District residents –

  1. Make measurable skills gains (including educational functioning level gains or acquire a High School Diploma or its equivalent),
  2. Transition to postsecondary education or training,
  3. Earn postsecondary education credentials and industry recognized certifications,
  4. Enter employment to earn family sustaining wages,
  5. Pursue a career path and advance in their careers, and
  6. Make progress toward the achievement of self-sufficiency.

These providers prepare District residents for careers in DC’s high-demand industries:

  • Business Administration and Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure (Energy and Utilities, Energy Efficient Technology and Transportation and Logistics)
  • Law and Security

The Adult and Family Education unit also facilitates state leadership activities including professional development, technical assistance and monitoring; provides resources (software, instructional materials, equipment, and assistive technology) to adult education providers and partners in the city; and maintains and reports state and local program performance, progress and outcome data to the U.S. Department of Education, city officials, and other stakeholders.

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For additional information, email [email protected] and an Adult and Family Education staff member will reply.

Julia Michelle Johnson, State Director
[email protected]
(202) 741-5533

Cynthia Brown, Staff Assistant
[email protected]
(202) 741-5532

Stacey Downey, Program Analyst
[email protected]
(202) 727-8446

Nakia Lynch, Program Analyst
[email protected]
(202) 741-5530

Tracy Richard, Management Analyst
[email protected]
(202) 741-5531