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New Washington Metro Virtual Community Offers All Professionals Opportunity for Social Mobility

New Washington Metro Virtual Community Offers All Professionals

Opportunity for Social Mobility Through “Change Cafe”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 2, 2022) — All professionals and people of any background in the Washington metropolitan area are welcome to a new virtual community called “Change Cafe” on November 17, 2022, at 7 pm, via online meeting. This is the first event of its kind for the open, public group.

Brainstormed in response to the widespread desire by many during the COVID pandemic to change careers, Change Cafe is an opportunity for professionals, of any age, job stage or status, to learn about and share experiences of employment transition.

The virtual series, starting November 17 at 7 pm, is free-of-charge and will feature short professional development tips from event organizers Ja Green and Aaron Kohrs, and then an open cafe for participants to share career change goals. Change Cafe will occur virtually on the first Tuesday of every month thereafter and cover topics like preparing to leave a job strategically, finding resources to discern or start a new career, and tailoring a resume for success in a new field. Attendees will drive meeting discussions.

Says organizer Aaron Kohrs, “Both my fellow community organizer, Ja Green, and I recently changed employment fields in the D.C. area and aim to help others in a similar situation by providing a digital community to share and learn best practices for career change. Often, an individual knows they need a change-something many realized during COVID-but it is hard to know where to start. Start with Change Cafe and brainstorm your way to a new job with ideas on finding resources, managing transitions, and marketing yourself to new employers.”

Kohrs relocated to the D.C. area this year without a job, found work in several contract roles in the interim, before landing a dream job in the public sector. Similarly, Green, who worked in several federal agencies until this year, is exploring social entrepreneurship in digital creation.

For more information and to register for the virtual meeting link, go to the group’s webpage at Facebook.com/ChangeCafeDC. All are welcome to attend this first-of-a-series session.

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