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Latino Pathways Initiative


  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Chapel Hill, NC, United States
  • Geographic Focus North Carolina

About this grant

The Latino population faces a unique set of challenges in the area of employment. The Latino Pathways Initiative, a project of MDC, was developed to create partnerships of employers, community colleges, grassroots Latino organizations and workforce agencies to improve employment opportunities for workers in Latino communities.This grant will enable MDC to provide planning assistance, technical support and a learning process for the partnerships as they develop; and implement sectoral employment programs. The initiative will be piloted in Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina. Career employment sectors to be pursued in Charlotte include healthcare and public service; sectors to be pursued in Greensboro include healthcare and retail.MDC is a community economic development intermediary specializing in planning, technical assistance and policy development services.