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The D.C. Office of Planning provided $1.75 million in forWARD 8 funding to create the “Digital Inclusion Center”  which will serve as a key part of the Demonstration Center.  The Digital Inclusion Center further the Mayoral-led, city-wide strategy to promote the District’s overall technology initiative and allow residents of East Washington to begin to participate more integrally in the District’s technology movement. The Digital Inclusion Center will support key forWARD 8 goals, which seek to:

ENSURE training opportunities are aligned with business and employment needs

DEVELOP an outreach plan to create program awareness and recruit candidates

TEACH technical skills that may lead to higher-paying jobs