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Benton Harbor Replication

East Harlem Employment Service, Inc.

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2007–July 31, 2008
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Benton Harbor

About this grant

In the wake of civil disturbances in Benton Harbor, Michigan in the summer of 2003, Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed a task force to develop strategies that address the underlying problems of poverty and joblessness in this high-unemployment community. Following a year of discussion and analysis, the Benton Harbor Task Force identified job training programs for young men as the highest priority in the community. As a result, East Harlem Employment Service, Inc., has been asked by the Benton Harbor Task Force to plan, develop, and implement a STRIVE program in Benton Harbor. This renewal grant will support the continued development and implementation of the STRIVE program.