From Atlanta CareerRise:
Atlanta CareerRise has awarded approximately $500,000 to support six workforce training programs led by the following organizations: CobbWorks, Inc., Georgia Building Trades Academy, Inc., Per Scholas (Atlanta), ReImagine ATL, STRIVE Atlanta and a collaboration between First Step Staffing and the City of Refuge. In addition to programs focused on moving un- and underemployed individuals towards sustainable wage careers in high-growth industry sectors, all awardees are committed to advancing racial equity and inclusion (REI) through their programming.
“Being intentional that our grant investments address racial equity and inclusion has never been more important or relevant,” said John Helton, Executive Director of Atlanta CareerRise. “The career training and services supported by these six grants reflect our funders’ commitment to the hard work of systemic change and strategically creating opportunities for people to get better jobs and earn more money and benefits.
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