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    Our Services

    Job Readiness Training

    CKAR is involved in various Job Readiness training programs ensure that our participants are marketable and fully equipped with the skills necessary to be successful once they are employed.

    ESOL for Work Classes for People of All Languages

    • Multi-level ESOL classes for work

    • Learn basic computer skills

    • Laptop computers available for students use in class

    • All languages are welcome

    • Class fee is free

    • $45 textbook fee

    • Registration required

    Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center
    Job Readiness Training

    • Basic Computer Skills Training

    • Cover Letter & Resume Development

    • Workforce Literacy & Occupational Skills Training

    • Job Placement

    • On-the-Job Training/Internships (Sarvis Café)

    • OSHA 10 & OSHA30 training

    • First Aid & CPR Training

    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    • Referral for GED Completion


    • Centro de Apoyo Familiar

    • CASA de Maryland

    • Community Legal Services of Prince George’s

    • Family Restoration and Healing Center

    • International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

    • Mental Health Therapists

    • Prince George’s Community College/Team Builders Academy

    • Run Your Race Ministries

    • Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP)

    Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center
    Career Counseling & Coaching

    • Assessment & Evaluations:

      • your interest & experience

      • match job market opportunities

    • Psycho-Social Assessment

    • Post-Employment Services

    • Interviews with Employers

    Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center
    Financial Literacy

    In partnership with Centro de Apoyo Familar and Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP)

    Credit Rebuilding

    Housing Counseling

    Counseling in Healthy Eating & Healthy Living

    Sarvis Café will offer healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and special events geared to empower the community and enable healthier lifestyles.

    Participate in Wells Fargo Guest Chefs “Cook and Chat” series that includes preparing interesting healthy food choices that are available in the cafe.

    Catering and special events hosted in the cafe or the KP Discovery Patio.

    Job Placement Services

    CKAR provides one-on-one job counseling, resume re-building, cover letter development and training on the Maryland Workforce Exchange. These job readiness training programs ensure our participants are marketable and fully equipped with the skills necessary to be successful once they are employed.

    Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP) offers housing and financial counseling for the homeless through HUD’s Rapid Rehousing Programs.

    ESOL/Basic Computer 5-Week Classes

    • Learn Basic English for beginners and basic computer training in or classrooms.

    • All languages are welcome and we are here to help you.

    • Certificate awarded at course completion.

    • Day and evening classes available.

    • Registration required.


    “I learned a lot. I never went to school in my country (Ethiopia). The English I learned at CKAR helped me at my job; I meet people at my job (The Family Dollar). I use English as my job to talk to customers and I use the computer/cash register. Now I know how to save documents.”

    “The class at CKAR helped me at my work. I am a server. I work at a restaurant. I learned to pronounce well and to write, both of these skills are necessary in my job-writing orders and speaking clearly.”

    “I learned a lot. I learned a lot of English. I learned about writing new words. I learned about computers. I can now talk in the street, at school, in my house, and with my daughters.”

    “I learned to use computers. I learned PowerPoint, Word and Excel. I learned how to use the internet. I learned to speak in English.”

    “I have two certificates. I studied language. I studied computers. I studied for two months. I liked using my new book. I liked writing on the board. I liked using the computer. I liked working with partners. This program is very important for learning English.”

    “I’m happy about my first certificate. I have studied English for one moth at CKAR. I have only one teacher, Teressita. She is a good teacher.”

    Ojulu Paul

    Gladis Medrano

    Maria Figueroa

    Carmen Arteaga

    Sussy Rodriguez

    Alfredo Quijada

    Sarvis Culinary Arts Mentoring & Training Program

    Renovation is in progress for the Sarvis Café that expands CKAR’s training program into an on-site, on-the-job training opportunity for residents in the neighborhood and surrounding communities. Click here to go to the website.


    • Kaiser Permanente

    • Prince George’s Community College

    • Neighborhood Design Center

    • Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation

    • Community Forklift

    • Community Foundation of Prince George’s County

    • General Assembly of Maryland

    • Greater Washington Community Foundation

    • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

    • Michael D. Herman, Esquire & Associates

    • Prince George’s County Council

    • Prince George’s County, Maryland

    • Town of Riverdale Park

    • Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County

    • University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    • University of Maryland/ Robert H Smith School of Business

    • Wells Fargo

    Workforce Development & Training

    Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center offers training, counseling and mental health therapy for groups and individuals. Classes and sessions are bi-lingual.

    We work closely with employers to address their company requirements with certificate programs in Customer Service, ServSafe and Culinary arts.

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      • (240) 608-CKAR
      • 240-770-4938 (fax)
      • 6801 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 203
        Riverdale Park, Maryland 20737