Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Auto Mechanic?

Do you live in Baltimore City? Are you a man or woman between the ages 16-29 who is interested in jumpstarting a career in the Automotive Industry? If so, we have a program just for you! In response to the Freddie Gray uprisings, NCIA, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, and One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) formed a partnership to offer a FREE ongoing General Mechanics Training Program to individuals from the areas that were most affected by the unrest. We had one goal in mind: to Continue reading →

Reflections of MD Freestate Class of December 2015

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left! The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets marched proudly, holding their certificates of completion after completing our Culinary, Automotive and Barbering Vocational Training Programs. We couldn’t be more proud of each cadet’s dedication to take charge and choose to make a difference in their lives by learning a new professional trade.  Their newfound experience will make them more marketable in the work force! Here’s what some of the cadets had to say about how they plan to use what they learned Continue reading →

Stop, Shop and Donate with AmazonSmile!

    NCIA has registered with AmazonSmile! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the SAME wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The only difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of the customer’s choice. Now, NCIA is able to receive donations through Amazon Smile. If you love online shopping, particularly shopping on, Continue reading →

We Have Moved!

We have moved, but only around the corner! Effective November 23, 2015, our new administrative office is located at 7205 Rutherford Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, just one minute away from our original location. We will share the same building as GEBS BBQ Restaurant at NCIA. Our new office will be directly across the street from our Youth in Transition School. All contact information including business phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any further questions or concerns Continue reading →

NCIA Gets Recognized at Maryland Work’s Employment Awards

On November 12, 2015, Maryland Works hosted their 8th Annual Employment Awards Luncheon to recognize individuals that have achieved their career goals despite having a disability, as well as honor service providers that secure employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This year NCIA received recognition for successfully delivering employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities through Maryland Works. Annually, NCIA provides an average of seventy individuals with jobs through our Supported Employment Program.  We currently provide staffing for eleven janitorial contracts for sites including MTA stations, Continue reading →