The Center for Workforce Development, Inc., CWD, a 501(c) (3) has the mission of creating opportunities within under-served communities by fostering linkages between business and community. The CWD model promotes social investment while creating new business incubators and employment opportunities for the hardest to serve community members. Since March 2007, The Center for Workforce Development has been working with the communities in the Northern Virginia and DC areas to provide training and social enterprise development for struggling community members.
We currently focus our efforts in Front Royal, also once known as Hell Town, creating a retail business incubator for the forgotten members of the community. The new businesses created are run by Veterans, retirees on a fixed income, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated, and all others lost in the cracks. Our goals are always multi-faceted; to create sustainable businesses and to expand our incubator model to a disenfranchised neighborhood near you.