Meeting Summary & Resources

The DC STCoP February meeting focused on identifying the needs of students as the pandemic continues. STCoP members also identified potential Secondary Transition Institute content sessions to help educators bridge the gap between Secondary Transition and College and Career Readiness. 

PowerPoint Presentation Slide Deck

Community Dialogue: How do we know what youth need?

ST Institute 2022 Brainstorm Activity

DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice Website

For DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice updates and past meeting materials, visit our website: http://www.schooltalkdc.org/st-cop/


Requests for Collaboration

Host a Secondary Transition Community of Practice

Information Session

Do you want to share your expertise, highlight organizational successes or best practices in action, or just take on a more active role in the DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice? Sign up to host one of our monthly information sessions. Desired topics include:

  • Career & technical education for students with disabilities
  • Work-based learning opportunities
  • Customized employment
  • Virtual Secondary Transition Programming
  • Data sharing & tracking


Save the Date: Secondary Transition Institute 2022

May 17-18, 2022  | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SchoolTalk, the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Division of Post Secondary Careers & Education (PCE), and the DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice (DC STCoP) will host a D.C. Secondary Transition Institute for local education agencies and community organizations. 

Participants will increase their knowledge about secondary transition for students with disabilities and be given the opportunity to gather resources and meet with individuals from across the District who are working diligently on improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

This year’s Institute will be virtual and centered on Bridging the Gap: Secondary Transition is College & Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities

DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program Application

Calling all DC public and public charter high school students: Jumpstart your college career for FREE by applying to the DC Dual Enrollment Consortium program.

Summer 2022 Session: Application open Jan. 18-Feb.18

Fall 2022 Session: Application open March 3-April 1

Click here to visit the OSSE dual enrollment website!

Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr. Summer Youth Employment Program

DOES' Office of Youth Programs is recruiting Host Site Volunteers for MBSYEP.

Click here to visit the MBSYEP employer portal!

DC3C CPP Obtainment 2022

The purpose of the DC Special Education Cooperative's CPP Obtainment Program is to increase the number of people [with disabilities] who complete training programs that prepare them for jobs in high-demand fields by offering a paid work-based learning experience leading to integrated employment.

Click here to view the DC3C CPP Obtainment Program flyer!

ArtStream 2022 Winter Classes

ArtStream’s classes, workshops, and performing companies fuel each student’s imagination, creativity, and focus. And that’s not all. Students improve communication and social skills and develop friendships. Newly discovered talents and capabilities 

improve self-esteem, poise, and confidence that extend into their daily lives. Classes are accessible, empowering, and engaging. ArtStream’s demanding and very entertaining process encourages ArtStreamers to discover their creativity and strengths, and perform with confidence.

Click here to view the ArtStream winter class brochure!

Congratulations, Montrel!

Congratulations to Montrel Tennessee for being selected as this year's Kennedy Fellow. We all wish him well and are very proud!


Please contact Chelsea Kovacs, Secondary Transition Manager, at chelsea.kovacs@schooltalkdc.org.

Mission Statement

The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice supports DC youth with disabilities as they transition into a self-directed life. We are a city-wide, cross section of stakeholders who come together to strengthen our individual and collective ability for action.

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