UWGNH Invests in Workforce Development

August 5, 2022 - United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) awarded $185,000 in grants to 11 existing workforce programs that would help them recruit, retain, and place job seekers from underserved communities into good paying jobs. The grants, ranging between $5,000 and $30,000, give existing workforce service providers flexible funds to remove barriers for job seekers to participate and complete trainings as well as secure and retain employment.

The workforce development programs supported by this grant funding represent a diverse range of programs that seek to meet the needs of underserved communities such communities of color, low-income, female head of households, re-entering individuals, individuals experiencing homelessness, immigrants, and people with disabilities. The Thriving Families awards are part of UWGNH’s commitment to helping the Greater New Haven community reimagine a more equitable, financially stable life post-pandemic.


2022 Grantees: 

  • Career Resources: STRIVE New Haven program
  • Christian Community Action: ARISE Center
  • Concepts for Adaptive Living: Technology and Computer Training program
  • Columbus House: Employment and Enrichment Center
  • EMERGE Connecticut, Inc.: Transition Employment Program
  • Havenly New Haven: Fellowship Program
  • IRIS: Moving Ahead Program
  • Liberty Community Services: POWER Program
  • Marrakech: Supportive Housing Program Vocational Services
  • New Haven Promise: Career and Civic Launch Program
  • CT NAACP: One Million Jobs Campaign


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