Connecting DC youth to restaurant jobs - Announcing new free resource

DISTRICT OF LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW FREE RESOURCE TO CONNECT DC YOUNG ADULTS TO RESTAURANT JOBS
Young people ages 18-24 who earn the Restaurant Host badge will receive priority consideration for open positions

Today, District of Learning announces the launch of the free “Host with the Most” learning playlist, developed in collaboration with local restaurant management. Young people ages 18-24 in the District of Columbia who complete this playlist will earn their Restaurant Host badge, which will give them priority consideration for host jobs at participating restaurant partners.
 
“The host position is one of the most important positions in the restaurant,” said DC restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum. “It’s not only a great entry-level job in the restaurant industry, it embodies customer service skills that are essential for a variety of careers. We are excited to help launch this new resource for youth employment in DC.” Ms. Greenbaum’s restaurants El Chucho, Bar Charley, and Little Coco’s are the first to partner with District of Learning on the new Restaurant Host badge.  
 
To earn the Restaurant Host badge, learners complete activities focused on six areas: greeting guests, reservations, seating, teamwork, problem solving, and exploring future careers. Youth can access the playlist and badge on the free online District of Learning platform at http://www.lrng.org/dc
 
The Restaurant Host badge is the newest in a suite of free resources from District of Learning that help teens and young adults pursue their passions and strengthen their paths to college and careers.
 
District of Learning is collaborating with dozens of partners to turn Greater DC into a giant campus for learning. It is facilitated through the DC nonprofit organization Fair Chance. It is free for youth, employers, and other partners to participate. For more information, visit www.districtoflearning.org or email info@districtoflearning.org