Step Up DC, Calvary Women's Services' job placement program, assists women in gaining employment and financial security.

Step Up DC has a high staff-to-client ratio, allowing the program to give highly personalized support to each participant. Program activities include résumé and cover letter building, mock interviewing, assistance with completing online job applications, professional workshops, transportation assistance, trips to local career fairs, and referrals for professional attire.

Calvary works to build relationships with area employers that allow women enrolled in Step Up DC to be directly connected with companies from a variety of industries. Step Up DC participants have secured jobs in different fields, including IT support, retail, security, hospitality, administration, and healthcare.

In 2016, Calvary partnered with Skyland Workforce Center to offer Step Up DC to women outside of Calvary’s housing programs.

Step Up DC participant
"From revamping my résumé to being provided with interview clothes and transportation money, Step Up DC does everything to assist us with finding employment. I wouldn't have found a job so soon without this program."