LISC-sponsored Centers for Working Families have begun the second year of the Bridge Works initiative. Two centers will each receive $40,000 from Accenture to refine and expand academic-occupational “bridge” programming. These programs help low-skilled working adults to improve literacy and technical skills leading to better jobs in targeted sectors of health care and manufacturing.
Indianapolis is one of just six cities in the LISC national network to receive funding to support “bridge” training initiatives. The centers to receive the additional resources are Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center and Southeast Community Services.
To learn more about the Bridge Works initiative and Centers for Working Families, contact Senior Program Officer Tom Orr.