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First Jobs Program

VIP Community Services

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–June 30, 2009
  • Location Bronx, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

This grant will provide partial support to develop an alternative staffing strategy for the working poor and ex-offenders in the Bronx. Through a workforce development approach called Managed Work Services, VIP Community Services uses a temporary-to-permanent approach for hard-to-place jobseekers. The model embodies best practices in engaging unemployed or underemployed individuals, while also providing a solid business solution for employers.