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How to Build the Talent of American Workers

Citi Foundation Makes Historic $10M Grant to Build the Talent of American Workers One of the most powerful ways to spur economic opportunity is to bridge the skills gap facing millions of people across the country. That’s why Citi Foundation is making the single largest private investment in our Bridges to Career Opportunities program to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with industry-specific skills for living wage jobs and careers. Two U.S. senators have praised this effort to support workers, which dovetails with the Opportunity Zone legislation. Click here to learn more!

Citi Foundation Makes Historic $10M Grant to Build the Talent of American Workers

One of the most powerful ways to spur economic opportunity is to bridge the skills gap facing millions of people across the country. That’s why Citi Foundation is making the single largest private investment in LISC’s “Bridges to Career Opportunities” program to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with industry-specific skills for living wage jobs and careers. Two U.S. Senators praise the effort to support workers, which dovetails with the Opportunity Zone legislation Learn more.

Displacement of Lower-Income Families in Urban Areas Report

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research recently published a report on gentrification in urban areas. How and why does gentrification happen? Is it always a bad thing? And what can localities do about it? The report notes that the real concern around gentrification stems from displacement of longtime and low-income residents when a neighborhood changes. Local governments and residents alike want to make struggling neighborhoods safer and bring them more amenities. But they don’t want rising housing prices to drive out the residents who have waited and in many cases worked hard … Continued

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