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A Day at CEET
Celebrating CEET

Christmas Party


Yes We CanSince its establishment, CEET’s management team and well-qualified teachers have provided classroom training to approximately 800 low- to moderate-income residents of the DC Metropolitan area. CEET is a partner of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church and manages its job bank. It enjoys a 75% rate of successful placement for individuals using its job placement services.

  • During the period of August 2009 through April 2011, CEET assisted 30 students in obtaining their GED certificates.
  • Approximately 25% of CEET’s students who achieve their GED have gone on to enroll in postsecondary institutions and other vocational programs.
  • One of the GED students from CEET’s program was awarded the Harvard Book Award in summer 2010 for receiving a high score on the writing portion of his GED exam.
  • During the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30 2011, CEET assisted many of its clients to find employment in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. CEET provided job readiness classes to 46 ex-offenders in its DCFI program and helped them to develop resumes and find employment. Altogether CEET provided job readiness training and placement assistance to 150 adults.
  • CEET served 16 low-income Mentee Families from October 1 2008 to September 30, 2011, and has received new funding to serve 25 low-income families beginning October 1, 2011.
  • CEET established a remedial reading and mathematics program in 2002 for those students who need to improve their basic literacy skills. CEET currently serves 18 individuals with disabilities in the program.
  • Since September 2009, CEET’s ESOL program has provided English classes to 12 French-speaking students, five Amharic-speaking students and five Spanish-speaking students.
  • CEET has provided free computer literacy classes to more than 100 TANF recipients and low-income families since summer 2005.

The Center for Empowerment and Employment Training (CEET) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to provide educational and job training services to low income and disadvantaged adults of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. CEET provides custom-tailored training in the following areas:

  • Specialized Job Training
    • Customer Service and Sales
    • Preparation for A+ Certification Examination
    • Automated Skills Training
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Introduction to Basic Computer Skills and the Internet
  • GED Preparatory Classes
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Personal Development Seminars
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • General GED Studies
  • Adult Basic Education Classes
    • Reading/Remedial Reading–offered during the day year round
  • Communication Classes
    • Business Writing
    • Public Speaking
    • English Grammar
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Classes
  • Entrepreneurial Development Training
    • How to Start Your Own Business
  • Job Readiness and Life Skills seminars and assistance with job search

This opportunity is available to families who are willing to spend several hours on a monthly basis for up to one year, to participate in program activities that will include opportunities to bond with assigned mentor families.

These events might include educational enrichment, self-esteem enhancement, cultural enrichment activities, family and peer improvement activities in the forms of arts and crafts projects, sharing resources, attending seminars on financial management, job readiness, community resources, parenting classes, nutrition classes, domestic violence and so forth.

Interested families are invited to complete the Mentor or Mentee applications below and forward them to: aobarakpor@yahoo.com.

2016 Family to Family Mentoring Program (Flyer)

Mentor Application
Mentee Application