Calls for Entry

Call for Summer Youth Employment Participation Sites

Photo courtesy of Leslie Mansour.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Mansour.

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Deadline: Friday, February 17 at 4pm

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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites organizations in the District of Columbia to propose art and humanities employment experiences for youth ages 14 to 24 who have been placed with CAH for the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). MBSYEP is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth with enriching and constructive summer work experiences. For more information, please review the complete guidelines.

SYEP Dates:  June 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017

Eligibility: Organizations must be incorporated in the District, headquartered with a land address in DC and have 501(c)(3) status for at least one year prior to the application period in addition to other eligibility criteria listed in the program’s guidelines.  Applicants must also be a registered organization in good standing with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), Corporation Division, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) and possess clean hands certification at the time of application.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online via the CAH Application Portal in order to register. For new applicants, select “Sign Up Today”. For applicants with an existing account, select “Sign In”. In the event of forgotten login information, the password can be reset by selecting “Forgot your password?”

Once fully registered, applicants must select Special Arts Initiative: Summer Youth Employment Program to complete application questions and upload all required documents, supplementary material, and work samples.

Application deadline: February 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM EST

Technical Assistance Workshops: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (9:30am-11:00am)

Contact: To request a reasonable accommodation or for more information, please contact:

  • Kali Wasenko, External Engagement Specialist
    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
    [email protected]
    202-742-1445