Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gerren Price moves to DME

Gerren Price has announced he is leaving the Department of Employment Services for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education.   In his new role, Price will take on truancy and drop-out prevention.   Price's email:
As some of you may know already, my last day at the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) will be this Friday, October 4.

On Monday, October 7, I will officially transition into my new role as the Truancy and Dropout Prevention Specialist in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME). In this role, I will be responsible for setting the District’s vision for addressing school truancy and meeting the needs of students at risk of dropping out of school, designing key initiatives to address these areas, and evaluating the success of these initiatives in collaboration with a taskforce of District government agencies and non-governmental stakeholders.

I have always been passionate about education and I know that school attendance matters! I believe that the best way to prepare youth for success in the workplace is to encourage them to be successful in school. I am excited to take on this new challenge and I look forward to your continued partnership in serving and inspiring our youth.

If you ever need to reach me, please feel free to contact me. My work email address will remain the same (

I want to thank each of you for your on-going support, collaboration, and inspiration over my past three and a half years here at the DOES Office of Youth Programs. I feel so blessed to have been able to work with each of you. I cannot thank you enough for your commitment to providing the very best to our youth.

Finally, I am sure many of you have heard me say that we have a wonderful team here at DOES. I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by youth development professionals who truly have a heart for youth and a passion for what they do. While the agency is under-going a search for a replacement Associate Director, I can assure you that you are being left in extremely capable hands and that our work will continue to move forward.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following individuals:

  • For questions related to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), contact: Ms. Thennie Freeman, SYEP Manager,
  • For questions related to our Year-Round Youth Employment Programs, contact: Ms. Kristina Savoy, Year-Round Programs Manager,
  • For questions related to the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute (MYLI), contact: Mr. Phillip Walker, MYLI Manager,

All the best,

Gerren Price
Associate Director
DC Department of Employment Services
Office of Youth Programs

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