Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative


  • Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative is an invitation-only program for nonprofits in Prince George’s County, MD
  • A 3-year partnership with selected nonprofits to help improve organizational outcomes and strengthen their capacity to support young people in achieving their goals
  • Initiative of the Prince George’s County Council and co-managed with Youth Investment Partner (formerly Venture Philanthropy Partners + RaiseDC)

Nonprofits partners

Ivy Community Charities

Ivy Community Charities seeks to empower youth and strengthen families by providing programs and services that address the educational, cultural, health, economic and social needs of Prince George's County's low to moderate income residents.

Liberty's Promise

Liberty's Promise supports low-income immigrant youth, ages 15-21, by providing them with means to become actively involved in civic life, pursue higher education, and embark upon meaningful careers.

Side by Side

Side by Side engages, equips and encourages parents of elementary school students to partner with schools to promote their children’s success in the classroom.


WETATi (We're Empowered to Achieve the impossible) educates, trains and empowers low to moderate income K-12 and collegiate students to build entrepreneurial skills to prepare for the 21st century workforce.

Art Works Now

Art Works Now’s mission is to create a stronger community through the arts. They achieve this with affordable, content-rich art classes and experiences.


BCAUSEICAN equips communities in need with STEM education to prevent socioeconomic disparities.

L.E.E.P To College Foundation, Inc.

Recognizing that a college education confers many advantages, L.E.E.P To College Foundation, Inc. provides a variety of free services to low-to-moderate income, underrepresented students with the goal of increasing their interest in and readiness for college.

Prince George’s Proud

In March 2021, The Prince George’s County Council, Venture Philanthropy Partners+RaiseDC, and Fair Chance hosted Prince George’s Proud — a celebration of the 2021 Graduates of the Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative.