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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment


1725 I ST NWSTE 300WASHINGTON, DC 20006 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a pipeline to professions for at-risk youth through the event industry. Via a robust blended-learning experience, inclusive of classroom curriculum, "real-world" planning, volunteer events, and internships, we develop young professionals and make certain our students are gaining practical knowledge that is relevant and transferable to the industry.


EnventU is designed as an (11) month program where students are given the opportunity to learn and work alongside event professionals ultimately planning and producing real-life events. Convening weekly, participants are exposed to interactive curriculum, group work, and career exploration that takes a holistic approach to address their distinct personal and professional needs.

The foundation of our program lies within the teachings of the (7) career tracks that collectively makeup the main components of any major event.

  1. Event Production
  2. Catering
  3. D├ęcor
  4. Audio/Visual
  5. Floral Design
  6. Lighting Production
  7. Stationery/Signage

By way of the tracks, students receive an inside look at meetings, trade shows, conferences, expos, and other special events through guest speakers, event production experiences, "place of business" field trips, paid flexible part-time jobs, and other workforce development experiences.


  • Washington Business Journal-Executive Profile, May 2017
  • BizBash Hall of Fame-Rising Star Award, June 2017
  • MeetingsNet-Top 25 Changemaker, June 2017
  • Commercial Integrator-40 Under 40, Class of 2017, August 2017

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