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Meet the Future 2022: With Latest Graduating Class, Construction Academy Expands Vision to Introduce, Train D.C. Students for Building Industry Careers

Some might call it the start of a new day for the graduating seniors of the Academy of Construction and Design (ACAD), who on May 18 completed their high school

The Blueprint: In Honor of John McMahon

When John McMahon decided to make the transition from vision to reality with the creation of the Academy of Construction and Design (ACAD), he reached out to the industry he

Meet the Future 2021: A Reimagined Story for the Academy of Construction and Design

On a grassy lot at 4950 East Capitol Street in Northeast, Washington, D.C., a small group of students from high schools across the city readied for this year’s reimagined Meet

Our Vision

Working to overcome employment challenges so the District’s most vulnerable residents can succeed.


We will work together to develop a long-term strategy that creates an environment where aspiring District residents will have unprecedented opportunity to succeed. We strive to create a fair and open system, supported by government, industry, employers and the education and faith-based communities, which seeks to properly train today’s apprentices while making an unparalleled commitment to educating students and others not yet in the workforce.

“The JOBS Coalition will continue its efforts to engage the faith community and clergy of the city in meaningful dialogue on how we can work together to open employment doors for residents.”
Rev. Stephen E. Tucker
President, JOBS Coalition