Our History

CitiWide History

CitiWide History

Since 1993, CitiWide Vocational Center (CVC) has successfully worked to help change the economic plight of low-income residents by empowering them with skills to become self-sufficient, productive members of society. We provide low-or no-cost training programs to the traditionally under-served population, enabling them to acquire skilled jobs in the public and private sectors.

Our founder, Mr. Anthony Chuukwu, recognized that limited or no access to technology and vocational training can curtail employment opportunities for low-income, indigenous, and immigrant populations. For over 18 years, CVC has served over 5,000 D.C. adults, youth, and children and provided computer technology and basic educational-related services to those in need. Our year-round innovative daytime and after-school/after-work programs help these populations meet the ever increasing need for workers to be equipped with appropriate skills for our technology-dependent workplace and classrooms. Our programs are managed by highly capable and qualified professional staff, full and part-time employees, and experienced, committed community-minded volunteers dedicated to helping CVC attain our vision.

CitiWide’s history has been to train youth to be successful in today’s workforce through small class sizes, personal attention, and quality education. Today, CVC continues to offer small classes which provide an ideal setting for quality instruction and personal attention that leads to academic success. At CVC, the classroom and clinical settings are highly collaborative; each student has an opportunity to know their instructors and classmates by name.

CitiWide’s successful history has resulted in continued growth in student population. In 2014, CitiWide added a second location which allowed us to separate the technology training program and healthcare training program. This separation benefits CitiWide students by allowing each location to on its specialized training. This allows CitiWide to be able to differentiate itself by continuing to offer smaller class sizes and personalized attention for each student.