Project GAP “Granting Advanced Preparation”

Organization:
Elizabeth City State University
Amount:
$358,000.00
Program Area:
Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work Initiative
County of Applicant:
Pasquotank
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work grant is to provide funding to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to establish an educational and support program that targets disconnected young adults ages 18-24, including women with dependent children, the long-term unemployed, single parents, foster care participants, high school dropouts, court-referred individuals, and academically at-risk ECSU students. ECSU will recruit participants in its 21-county service area in partnership with NCWorks, other local educational entities, public housing, and faith- and community-based organizations. Program elements include a short-term, on-campus residential experience where participants will receive academic and vocational assessments followed by educational remediation as needed, hands-on training, career counseling, industry tours, employer recruitment, and job placement. Participants will have access to a comprehensive system of supports provided during program participation and after program completion. Golden LEAF funds will be used for staffing, travel, marketing and outreach, participant training and wraparound services, and supplies and equipment.

Contact:
Mr. Gary Brown 1704 Weeksville Road Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-9913 (252) 335-3277

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