Equity Employer Partnership Program

Organization:
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Community Betterment Foundation
Amount:
$365,000.00
Program Area:
Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work Initiative
County of Applicant:
Buncombe
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work grant is to provide funding to Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce to establish the Equity Employer Partnership Program (EEPP) to build a consortium of organizations working together to link adults who have significant employment barriers to high-demand, high-wage jobs in construction, manufacturing, and health services. The program will coordinate with local partners, including the SPARK Foundation, Community Action Opportunities, AHA, and A-B Tech to provide training and intensive wraparound support services utilizing the Recovery to Work model and certified peer support specialists. Golden LEAF funds will be used for staffing, travel, marketing and outreach, career readiness software, training and curriculum development, and supplies and equipment.

Contact:
Mrs. April Brown PO Box 1010 Asheville, North Carolina 28802 (828) 258-6128

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