Organization History & Mission
Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation (CHCTDC) is a 501 (c)(3) non – profit organization, incorporated on April 20, 1988, under the laws of the Government of the District of Columbia. CHCTDC was founded for the purpose of improving the quality of life of D.C. residents in economically depressed areas by providing employment opportunities that would aid in the reduction of unemployment and underemployment by promoting self-sufficiency. These thrusts would be realized through educational, vocational, job readiness, and job placement opportunities to improve residents’ capacities to compete in a competitive job market.
CHCTDC operated under this premise until 1994, when the board of directors reevaluated the organization’s mission by looking critically at ways to improve the overall quality of life of residents by incorporating goals and objectives that would more readily address the chronic problems that persist in economically depressed areas. Articles of Incorporation were amended to include economic development services consisting of business development, entrepreneurial training, and financial management. CHCTDC has become actively involved in the implementation of economic development projects in collaboration with private and public entities that will stimulate job creation and provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents in depressed areas, specifically enterprise, economic, and development zones.
The officers, associates, and personnel at CHCTDC possess extensive experience in the fields of job training, development and placement; entrepreneurial training and development; financial management; housing and real estate development, and community relations. This team makes CHCTDC uniquely capable to provide depressed communities with sound economic development activities that are both cost effective and beneficial to targeted populations.