NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
Year founded: 1943
We are headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, but also have a large presence in Washington, D.C., and an office in each state capital. We have 300,000 members, all small and independent business owners.
Your mission: NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals.
Biggest challenges in 2018-2019: see below
Auto Care Association
Year founded: 1999
Size: 50 Employees, 3,000 member companies representing 535,000 businesses
In a sentence, your mission is: Our mission to protect and advance the interests of businesses providing aftermarket products and services for all classes of motor vehicles. In short, we help keep your car on the road from the day it leaves the dealership.
Biggest challenges in 2018-2019: The fight for the consumers right to the data being generated by their vehicles and their ability to choose where they get their vehicle repaired.
Biggest opportunity in 2018-2019: Connected cars and vehicle data providing new products, services, safety and convenience for drivers.
Community Support Services
Mission: To Assist Individuals with Developmental Disabilities To Live Fulfilling and Enjoyable Lives, Practicing a Person-Centered Approach in Supporting Their Living, Working, and Integrating within Their Communities.
Size: Roughly 550 Employees
CSS is putting out a call for Volunteer and Employment Opportunities in DC and Maryland! We can Volunteer at any Non-Profit, or Work For Pay at any For-Profit. Individuals are always supported by CSS staff and, if paid, every dime earned goes to the individual.
Year founded: 1997
Size: Byte Back has 22 employees and serves more than 700 people per year.
In a sentence, your mission is: Byte Back improves economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC metro area residents.
Biggest challenges in 2018-2019: In 2018, digital skills are no longer a luxury but a necessity in the workforce, which means we need even more resources to help this growing population fully participate in the digital economy.
Biggest opportunity in 2018-2019: Last year, for the first time in 20 years, Byte Back expanded beyond Washington, DC, into Prince George's County, Maryland. In 2018 and 2019, we are strategically planning to make an even larger impact and help even more students get tech training and move into living-wage careers that use tech.
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