E/BFSC was awarded a Community Services Block Grant from the United Planning Organization (UPO) to implement the Readiness Individualized Support and Employment Program (RISE uP). RISE uP is E/BFSC’s Workforce Development program that assists individuals to become more self-sufficient by securing employment, increasing educational attainment, starting a business, and removing social barriers to economic success.


Unemployed and under-employed District residents are assisted with obtaining full-time or part-time. Participants are assigned to an Employment Specialist who works with them one-on-one to help them find  job that will be personally and financially fulfilling.


E/BFSC’s newest program provides entrepreneurship training and development for individuals who want to turn their hobby, side-hustle, or gig into a true business venture. Participants are taught the fundamentals of business ownership through individualized coaching sessions and small group sessions with industry experts.

For more information, please contact:
Joe Wilson, Program Manager
202-832-9400 x 134