Investing in Opportunity
In 2015 the Foundation launched its workforce initiative with a clear goal: to support innovative programming that connects people to good jobs and helps Westchester’s business community find and develop the talent they need to succeed. To date, the Foundation has made grants totaling $730,000 that focus on the opportunity gap.
In 2020, funders with a shared interest in workforce issues joined us to launch the Westchester Workforce Funders Collaborative to foster innovative solutions that meet employer needs while preparing people for jobs with a future.
The Collaborative’s 2020 Career Pathways grants of $100,000 each were awarded for programming for young people in the cities of Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle:
As the Collaborative prepares for future investments, the Foundation is focusing on barriers job-seekers face including limited public transit access, housing affordability, and access to quality childcare.
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Contact Tara Seeley, Senior Program Officer, Westchester Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.