Jobs Have Priority Inc.

Jobs Have Priority Inc. In 1988 a group of business professionals began a Job Club at the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC. Their idea was to provide one-on-one mentoring; supportive services such as transportation, tools and uniforms; and training to help the residents find jobs that would lead to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

The Job Club flourished, and the following year Jobs for Homeless People, as we were then known, received a grant through the McKinney-Vento Act to create a pilot program in the shelter. Officially incorporated in 1989, JHP's model has proven to be successful at helping people transform their lives through meaningful employment and permanent housing. The organization legally changed its name in 19

The Job Club flourished, and the following year Jobs for Homeless People, as we were then known, received a grant through the McKinney-Vento Act to create a pilot program in the shelter. Officially incorporated in 1989, JHP's model has proven to be successful at helping people transform their lives through meaningful employment and permanent housing. The organization legally changed its name in 19

Operating as usual

Do you know the leading triggers of homelessness? The D.C Department of Human services has reported a 21% rise in cases ...
07/28/2021

Do you know the leading triggers of homelessness? The D.C Department of Human services has reported a 21% rise in cases within the last year. As we slowly transition back into normalcy, remember to help others if you can. Info: jobshavepriority.org #DC #solidarity #JHP

Do you know the leading triggers of homelessness? The D.C Department of Human services has reported a 21% rise in cases within the last year. As we slowly transition back into normalcy, remember to help others if you can. Info: jobshavepriority.org #DC #solidarity #JHP

04/29/2021

Only 2 days away from our DC COVID-19 Community Corps day of action!

Day: May 1, 2021
Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm
RSVP: bit.ly/dayofactiondc

#DCHOPE

Photos from Mayor Bowser's post
04/29/2021

Photos from Mayor Bowser's post

#LauraAyou thank you so much for these beautiful hats you donated.We are very grateful to be distributing them before it...
10/14/2020

#LauraAyou thank you so much for these beautiful hats you donated.
We are very grateful to be distributing them before it gets cold🥰

04/27/2020
Mayor Bowser

#MayorBowser

Michelle Obama wants Washingtonians to know that they can get a free, coronavirus (COVID-19) test by calling 1-855-363-0333. We're all in this together. #StayHomeDC

coronavirus.dc.gov

Ms. Sherri Smith, JHP volunteer, and Takoma Park, MD school teacher as she makes over 100 face masks for our staff and r...
04/22/2020

Ms. Sherri Smith, JHP volunteer, and Takoma Park, MD school teacher as she makes over 100 face masks for our staff and residents as we work through the Covid-19 pandemic. It's volunteers like Sherri who go the extra mile in keeping our front-line workers and residents safe. Thank you Sherri for answering our call to help.
She studied at Montgomery Blair High School and lives in Silver Spring, MD
#https://www.facebook.com/sherri.smith.524596?__cft__[0]=AZXTEa3_EV8UjVvuiKydJFQZtsZgG7LYuKuWtZiLxImN0s5tOnwj_GPt_8jV-QPumeM9xXHKdG_FK02N4_VIKTXaagRHQotIWRY6_ZS6ObG0DU2taI8KdYySo6pNq18GOi0rSvr1vjsgAcTy3vnpgipZf2_t51y5iCh_U0J0Am1AGQ&__tn__=R]-R

04/06/2020

Who Do We Stay Home For DC?
#StayHomeDC

04/02/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

LIVE: Providing an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District. For a stream with captions visit bit.ly/mmblive. To learn more visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

Community Foundation Announces Grants for Prince George’s County Nonprofits Responding to COVID-19 — Greater Washington ...
04/02/2020
Community Foundation Announces Grants for Prince George’s County Nonprofits Responding to COVID-19 — Greater Washington Community Foundation

Community Foundation Announces Grants for Prince George’s County Nonprofits Responding to COVID-19 — Greater Washington Community Foundation

The Greater Washington Community Foundation, working in partnership with County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks’ Administration and Prince George’s County Public Schools, has announced $650,000 in grants to support local nonprofits responding to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Pri...

03/25/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

LIVE: #FITDC seniors. Get ready to move as we bring you workouts that you can do from home!

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02/06/2019

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02/06/2019

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Thank you very much to MCN Build for your hard work, dedication, and selflessness in helping to spruce up the Prince Geo...
08/29/2017

Thank you very much to MCN Build for your hard work, dedication, and selflessness in helping to spruce up the Prince George's House Men's Shelter and donating needed items to the men that reside there. It is only through the kind acts of those such as yourselves that help us further our mission and accomplish the goal of assisting individuals in gaining self sufficiency.

05/09/2017
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Jobs Have Priority Inc. supports the The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington in celebrating Mother's Day and all the Moms who share so much everyday.

Mother's Day is May 14th, get Mom a gift as big as her heart! cfp-dc.org/giftcards

A recent article from Washington Post referencing some of the real concerns our consumers are facing right now. How many...
03/10/2017
Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget

A recent article from Washington Post referencing some of the real concerns our consumers are facing right now. How many more will face them in the event this happens? Please comment and share.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-considers-6-billion-cut-to-hud-budget/2017/03/08/1757e8e8-03ab-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.a749181b4f70

Move would drop Housing and Urban Development funding by about 14 percent as part of plan to cut domestic spending and increase the defense budget.

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01/17/2017

Jobs Have Priority Inc.'s cover photo

CNN published video from the Obama's visit to the Naylor Road Family Shelter to celebrate the  MLK Day of Service yester...
01/17/2017
Obamas visit swing set they donated to DC shelter

CNN published video from the Obama's visit to the Naylor Road Family Shelter to celebrate the MLK Day of Service yesterday. As you can see the kids and community were overjoyed to see him. Moments like these are why we exist!
#MLKDay #ObamaAdministration #DayofService #ForeveverThankful
https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10155920014051509/

The first family spent some of Martin Luther King Jr. Day visiting a former fixture of the White House -- and saw it getting some good use.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day.  Jobs Have Priority Inc. is still inspired by MLK's revolutionary and visionary legacy...
01/17/2017

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day. Jobs Have Priority Inc. is still inspired by MLK's revolutionary and visionary legacy.

In celebration MLK Day President Obama and Mayor Bowser stopped by our Naylor Road Family Shelter in Southeast DC this m...
01/16/2017
Obamas Donate Daughters' Swing Set to Washington Shelter

In celebration MLK Day President Obama and Mayor Bowser stopped by our Naylor Road Family Shelter in Southeast DC this morning to donate Shasha And Malia's swing set. JHP is honored that we were chosen for this oppurtunity.

More to come soon!

#MLKDay #ObamaAdministration #ForeverThankful

The swing set that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home.

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01/16/2017

Jobs Have Priority Inc.

06/02/2016
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#DoMore24 is here! Let's Do More for our
community.Show your support for Jobs Have Priority Inc. Go to DoMore24.org to give now! Do More 24 ends at 11:59 PM.
Link: https://domore24.org

05/31/2016

Love DC, MD and VA? Give where you live
on June 2nd and change the lives of those
in need in just one day. Visit DoMore24.org for more.

05/27/2016

Just one week to go until the largest day of giving in our region!!

Jobs Have Priority Inc. is currently participating in the DoMore24 pledge campaign. DoMore24 is a 24-hour online fundraiser that will be held on Thursday, June 2nd, from 12:00 AM until 11:59 PM. DoMore24 is powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, and it will bring together hundreds of nonprofits from our region on one donation platform.

Everyday we are presented with new challenges and obstacles to assisting our consumers finding employment and housing. With your donation we can strengthen our current programs and services, direct funds to new programs, and improve the quality of service and assistance we already provide to our residents.

Make sure that you visit DoMore24.org, search for Jobs have Priority, and make your donation. For more information visit DoMore24.org!

Best wishes to Ms. S as she exits JHP’s Greenbelt TRRP program! She is heading to her new home in Augusta, Georgia. Befo...
05/20/2016

Best wishes to Ms. S as she exits JHP’s Greenbelt TRRP program! She is heading to her new home in Augusta, Georgia.

Before she leaves, she has some advice to share with current and potential JHP residents.

“You have to stay focused, you know there’s a beginning that will come and then there’s an end. So you have to stay focused between that period of time.”

Ms. S, we congratulate you on your new journey and hope for your safe travels!

Keany Produce Company is currently seeking qualified applicants to consider for Delivery Driver positions. They are hold...
05/17/2016

Keany Produce Company is currently seeking qualified applicants to consider for Delivery Driver positions. They are holding an open job fair tomorrow, Wednesday 18th, 2016 @ 10:00am. See flyer for details.

05/16/2016

#DoMore24 is just weeks away! Mark your calendars for June 2nd, when over 600 nonprofits in our area will join forces to participate in a huge day of giving. Visit DoMore24.org to learn more!

Visit http://www.jobshavepriority.org/ for more information on Jobs Have Priority Inc.
#Get2KnowJHP

Jobs Have Priority Inc. volunteers don't take no for an answer! Volunteer Coordinator, Justin Walker wasn't sure if this...
05/13/2016

Jobs Have Priority Inc. volunteers don't take no for an answer! Volunteer Coordinator, Justin Walker wasn't sure if this large donation of housewares would fit IN his car; the ladies of Lambda Phi Chapter, Inc of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. encouraged him to try . Thank You Ladies for your continued generosity!! These items will greatly assist our residents as they move into their own homes. Now all we have to do is get it OUT!

National Harbor Job Fair!
05/11/2016

National Harbor Job Fair!

05/10/2016

We' re gearing up for #DoMore24 are
you? Just one month to go until the 24-
hour day of giving on June 2nd. Mark your
calendars and find out more at
DoMore24.org!

Jobs Have Priority Inc.
05/09/2016

Jobs Have Priority Inc.

#Get2KnowJHPIn 1988 a group of business professionals began a Job Club at the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC. Their...
05/09/2016

#Get2KnowJHP
In 1988 a group of business professionals began a Job Club at the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC. Their idea was to provide one-on-one mentoring; supportive services such as transportation, tools and uniforms; and training to help the residents find jobs that would lead to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

The Job Club flourished, and the following year Jobs for Homeless People, as we were then known, received a grant through the McKinney-Vento Act to create a pilot program in the shelter. Officially incorporated in 1989, JHP's model has proven to be successful at helping people transform their lives through meaningful employment and permanent housing. The organization legally changed its name in 1993 to JHP, Inc., an acronym that stands for both Jobs for Homeless People and Jobs Have Priority, names that reflect our mission.

To learn more about JHP, its programs, services, and staff visit http://www.jobshavepriority.org

The cost of living continues to rise higher and higher in the DMV making it harder and harder for everyone to make ends ...
04/20/2016
Merger done, Pepco seeks 10 percent rate increase from Maryland customers

The cost of living continues to rise higher and higher in the DMV making it harder and harder for everyone to make ends meet. Can you imagine how this rate increase would affect low and fixed income residents of the area? Chime in with your thoughts on what residents can do to lessen the burden. How are you handling the rising cost of living in the area?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/pepco-seeks-10-percent-rate-increase-from-maryland-customers/2016/04/19/c98c48da-063e-11e6-a12f-ea5aed7958dc_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-moreheds_pepco-1130am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

The average residential bill, if approved, would rise $15.80 a month

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Jobs Have Priority, Incorporated began in 1988 as a Job Club at the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC. The idea was to provide one-on-one mentoring; supportive services such as transportation, tools and uniforms; and training to help the residents find jobs that would lead to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

The Job Club flourished, and the following year Jobs for Homeless People, as we were then known, received a grant through the McKinney-Vento Act to create a pilot program in the shelter. Officially incorporated in 1989, JHP’s model has proven to be successful at helping people transform their lives through meaningful employment and permanent housing. The organization legally changed its name in 1993 to JHP, Inc., an acronym that stands for both Jobs for Homeless People and Jobs Have Priority, names that reflect our mission.

Today, JHP, Inc. operates two shelters in Prince George’s County and one in Washington, DC, in addition to a TANF Employment & Education Program in DC and a Homeless Employment and Assistance Center in DC and Maryland. With the support of our staff, volunteers, and donors, JHP, Inc. aims to continue making large footprints throughout our communities.

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