PARTNERING LOCALLY

Workforce Development & Education

More than $22 million in workforce development and education grants is helping over 1,000 nonprofits.*

Supporting economic self-sufficiency

Hard-working Americans know it often takes specialized training to keep up with the changing face of 21st-century jobs. If you want to succeed in today's economy, you need to be well equipped. These stories showcase people striving to improve themselves, and the organizations helping them acquire the skills that are in demand. We're proud to support them through lending, investing and volunteering, because education and employment are integral to the long-term stability of communities everywhere.

 

A 150-Year-Old Organization Helps Families Grow In Chicago

Sep 26, 2012

From adoption services to elder care, we're helping one Chicago organization connect thousands of families with what they need to build a brighter future…  learn More about A 150-Year-Old Organization Helps Families Grow In Chicago

Chicago's Center on Halsted offers programs and social services for the local LGBTQ community

Sep 26, 2012

Despite significant strides being made for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, support is still needed for individuals who need a safe place to explore issues of identity and gain useful skills. Center on Halsted, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, set out to create that supportive and nurturing environment…  learn More about Chicago's Center on Halsted offers programs and social services for the local LGBTQ community

AWEE instructor standing in front of white board

Finding dignity through work

Aug 24, 2012

In 2007 Vicki Rainey was ready to turn her life around. Rainey, who in her twenties and thirties had developed a serious drug addiction, had recently been released from prison after receiving a four-year sentence. Then 45 years-old, Rainey wanted to work, and she wanted to be reunited with her children…  learn More about Finding dignity through work

Two smiling employees of Connections Community Support Program’s Connect to Work (CTW) program

Meeting a challenge one job at a time in Delaware

Aug 24, 2012

Like many states across the country, Delaware has been hard hit by the lingering global economic downturn. Those seeking employment have been especially impacted in a state where unemployment has gone from less than 4 percent in 2000 to more than 9 percent in 2010…  learn More about Meeting a challenge one job at a time in Delaware

Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing

Aug 23, 2012

In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1980s, housing options for low-income residents were rapidly disappearing. Many of the older single-occupancy hotels were being torn down…  learn More about Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing




*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.

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