Businessmen Tony Cord and Michel Daley co-founded a workforce development company called Washington Opportunity Institute (WOI) to give back to their community by offering free technical and soft skills training to Ward 7 and 8 residents, including unemployed youth, seniors, veterans and returning citizens.
Here are some images from a recent class session:
I encourage you to reach out to the team at WOI and find out how you can contribute to their program. There's a huge need for this kind of entrepreneurial education in this part of DC. Maybe you can share a pearl of wisdom or make an introduction that will help one of these entrepreneurs move forward in their journey. Or, as in the case of the caterer / personal chef, you might find a business that solves a problem that you have.