Community-Based Organizations Across The U.S. Receive $10 Million Through The Citi Foundation And LISC
The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced the 40 community-based organizations that will receive funding and technical support through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to expand their work in communities across the U.S. Focused on helping American workers secure steady employment, the 40 organizations chosen are connecting unemployed and underemployed workers with jobs in growth industries that need trained workers, including healthcare, transportation, technology, and construction.
Through an expanded network of local sites across the U.S., over 10,000 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 include skills training and career development, as well as personal finance coaching, continuing 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.
Roughly half of the community-based organizations will use the funding over the next three years to expand their existing Bridges programs to reach more people with a broader range of training and opportunities; the other half will be launching Bridges for the first time with new services...