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Providence Journal: $360K from Citi Foundation & LISC = A Big Boost for RI Job Seekers

The Providence Journal reported on two local community organizations receiving $360,000 from Citi Foundation and LISC to grow their support for job seekers. The grants will expand their work to support “individuals who have faced obstacles in their desire to build new lives.” As Jeanne Cola, who heads LISC Rhode Island, noted in the article, “When we help someone find a good — or better — job, we help both families and communities thrive.”

The excerpt below is from:
R.I. employment programs win $360K in grants
By G. Wayne Miller, The Providence Journal

Amos House and the Genesis Center will be able to expand their support for unemployed and underemployed people who are seeking jobs, thanks to $360,000 in grants from The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation awarded through the Bridges to Career Opportunities program, commonly known as Bridges.

According to a media release from Citi and LISC, Genesis Center will be able to “grow its support for job seekers in fields like culinary arts, human services, early learning, and healthcare, helping people earn the credentials they need to qualify for good-paying job opportunities and then access counseling support to build a path toward advancement.”

Amos House will “expand its training services, focusing on people who are formerly homeless or overcoming challenges like substance abuse. The nonprofit will double its capacity to train and place clients in stable jobs, and develop a new customer service/call center education and training program to complement its existing training in the trades,” the release says.

Both organizations are central players in helping individuals who have faced obstacles in their desire to build new lives for themselves and their families.

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