Citi Foundation Partners with LISC, Commits $10 Million to Help Train American Workers for Growing Job Sectors
The Citi Foundation is investing $10 million in the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help connect unemployed and underemployed Americans with jobs in growth industries that need trained workers, including healthcare, transportation, technology, construction and other industries facing shortages of skilled workers.
The Citi Foundation's investment in the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative ("Bridges") builds on a decades-long relationship between the foundation and LISC. It also signals an expansion of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress initiative beyond youth-focused career readiness to provide adult job seekers the full range of services needed for long-term employment.
Through an expanded network of local sites across the U.S., job seekers will have access to a range of services designed to increase their incomes, improve their credit and raise their standards of living. These services not only include skills training and career development, but also personal finance coaching, continued education courses to strengthen math and reading skills, and resources to help job seekers secure child care and housing arrangements which can serve as impediments to career mobility...