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Becoming an Educator

Once a year, DCRCC trains and recruits volunteer Community Educators who provide facilitation to school and community based programming locally. Typically interviews are held in late spring, with initial 25 hour training requirement, specific to position and interest to follow in the summer. These dates can be requested by emailing, as they are subject to change. No prior experience is necessary to apply.

  1. School Based Programming
    Provide short term workshops to student and adult audiences preschool through adult age.
  2. Community Based Programming
    Provide short term workshops to community based providers and multiage local events.
  3. Student Action Student Strength Club Leaders
    Provide weekly facilitation for a yearlong club of students at a consistent time/day of week.

Presentations are scheduled at night, during the day, and on weekends, and it is encouraged that applicants have flexible schedules. Internship credit is available for this yearlong position.

Educators are required to attend a monthly supervision for ongoing training and administration.

The DC Rape Crisis Center's Response to COVID-19

The DC Rape Crisis Center is deeply committed to the health, wellness and saftey of our clients, as well as the broader community. Out of abundance of caution, and in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Rape Crisis Center is suspending in person services, and will be delivering services remotely until further notice. 

Our therapists will be providing virtual counseling services to youth & young adults, as well as adults who need our support during this challenging time.You can still call or email to schedule an intake appointment for services.  For adults you may reach out to Rubi Mancilla at 202-470-1188 or

For Youth and Young Adults you may call Alyza Weinberg at 202-470-1530 or

Our advocates are available via our 24/7 hotline please reach out if you need support 202-333-RAPE.

If you are any agency and would like to request training and technical assistance virtually please reach out to Chandra Dawson at 202-618-5088 or

We know that these are challenging, and unprecedented times right now.  The staff at the DC Rape Crisis Center will continue to create pathways for your healing journey. If you have any further questions please reach out to

We are wishing you, and your loved ones good health. Take care and be well.