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Flint/Genesee Earn & Learn Initiative

Genesee/Shiawassee Michigan Works!

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2012–December 31, 2014
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant increase will enable Career Alliance, Inc., to continue the Earn & Learn Initiative in Flint and Genesee County targeting disconnected youth ages 18-24, unemployed adults (particularly minority males), and exoffenders reentering the workforce. In the first phase of this initiative, the grantee provided 278 individuals with training, subsidized employment, and credentialing opportunities in career pathways such as construction and healthcare. With this grant increase, the grantee will assist current and an additional 150 participants in enhancing their work skills to make the transition from subsidized employment to more permanent job placements. The Foundation’s investment in this initiative will be matched 1:1 by both the Open Society Foundations and the state of Michigan.