BronxWorks has been awarded $500,000 to be a Jobs-Plus site by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, and Morgan Stanley. Jobs-Plus will provide job training and placement, along with financial counseling, GED and ESL classes, and other services, to public housing residents in the Bronx. BronxWorks’ Jobs-Plus program will help 600 people annually.
Jobs-Plus will target residents of two housing complexes administered by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the Ramon E. Betances Houses and the E. Roberts Moore Houses. BronxWorks currently operates the community center that serves the Betances Houses and the senior center for the Moore Houses.
BronxWorks executive director Carolyn McLaughlin says, “We are delighted to work with the Jobs-Plus partners, neighborhood residents, and stakeholders to bring this successful model to Mott Haven. Jobs-Plus brings important resources to the community and is responsive to residents’ desire for employment and engagement. Our role is to help residents develop an economically stable community.”
Jobs-Plus is a pilot program of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), part of a national public-private partnership to create innovative and effective solutions to major social challenges. BronxWorks is one of a select number of organizations nationwide to receive a SIF grant. The fund is a new initiative of the Obama administration.
Click here to read the official press release from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, and Morgan Stanley.
Click here to read the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity press release.
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