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We believe that talent exists in every neighborhood. We need to connect this talent to opportunity and equip talent to succeed. LISC provides funding and technical assistance to four neighborhood-based Bridges to Career Opportunity (BCO) sites – Edna Martin Christian Center, John Boner Neighborhood Center, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, and Southeast Community Services.
As a BCO site, each of these neighborhood-based organizations bundles the three foundational services of Centers for Working Families (CWF) – employment coaching, financial coaching, and income support services – but also offers industry-recognized credentialing and adult education services that, together, serve as a bridge from entry-level jobs to middle-skill jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree.
LISC’s and our BCO partners’ goal is to connect residents to jobs that pay at least $16 per hour. The four BCO sites currently offer training in health care, logistics, manufacturing, construction, and culinary arts, with average most recent wage at $16.59 per hour for 119 training participants who have been placed in jobs this year.
The four neighborhood-based BCOs are also partnering with LISC in our work to build relationships and plan vertically-integrated career pathways programs with employers – currently, Cummins and Indiana University Health.