• Our Mission – “To restore hope and revitalization to our neighborhoods by providing opportunities to adults and their families to acquire the skills needed for employment success in growth industries in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.”

  • Our Vision – “AYAEM will provide year-round job readiness training and entry level placement to adults who live in the neighboring communities to the church with built-in mentoring, certification and life skills support to prepare them for employment success.”

  • We provide “job readiness training” and “employment opportunities”.

  • Our curriculum for job readiness training involves 36 hours of classes in areas of:

–Career Planning and Development

–How To Be An Indispensable Employee

–Workplace Communications

–Quality Customer Service

–Conflict Management

–Building Problem Solving Skills

–Food Handlers Training and Certification

–Workplace Safety

–Financial Literacy

–Resume Preparation and Job Application

  • This is what our graduates have said about their experiences

–We learned job skills and team work

–We received Food Handlers Certificates

–We improved our resumes

–It was different from other programs. I felt love. I was treated like family

–Joyful, awesome, gracious, inclusive, exciting and warm

–Good facilitators, good classmates, great experience, and great program

–It helped us deal with personal problems

  • How you can help

–You can pray for young adults who have been hurt and abused by society

–You can mentor working graduates

–You can contribute donations for:

o Future training sessions

o A full-time director

  • Contact us at:

Episcopal Church of the Atonement

–5073 East Capitol Street, SE,  Washington, DC 20019

–(202) 582-4200



  • To raise funds for our employment ministry we had a crab feast on July 20, 2018.  We worked hard, but also had a good time enjoying great food and music.  We partnered with Epiphany Episcopal Church in Prince George’s County, Maryland and utilized their facility for this fundraiser.  Thank you to Epiphany and to all who supported our efforts!

AYAEM Crab Feast 2018

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