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Mayor Bowser to Launch Applications for the 2023 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Sunday, January 29, 2023
Following Last Year’s Wage Increases, District Youth Encouraged to Take Advantage of Available Workforce and Earn-and-Learn Opportunities

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, January 30 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) will kick off the 2023 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) at The Village Café DC and announce the noon launch of this year’s application window.

The Village Café DC is a host employer for this year’s program and is co-owned by former MBSYEP participant Kevon King. Mayor Bowser will engage in a question-and-answer podcast with youth participants of the Deanwood Radio Broadcast Program, which partners with the Department of Parks and Recreation. For over four decades, MBSYEP has employed thousands of District youth in summer jobs that provide them with both income and critical work experience. DOES administers MBSYEP and encourages District residents ages 14-24 and host employer organizations to apply.

Monday, January 30 at 11 am

Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director, DC Department of Employment Services
Kevon King, Owner/Co-Founder Village Café, Former MBSYEP participant
Eric Curry III, 2022 MBSYEP participant
Jessica Smith, 2022 MBSYEP participant
Lourdes Robinson, Youth Mayor

The Village Café DC
1272 5th Street NE
*Closest Metro Station: NoMa – Gallaudet U New York Avenue*
*Closest Bikeshare: 5th & Morse Street NE*

Media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below. 

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