[NEWS] Temple establishes comprehensive workforce development initiative with $512K Lenfest grant
From: Temple News
Building on a foundation of dozens of community education and employment programs, Temple University will soon launch a comprehensive workforce development initiative that will aggregate offerings, enhance resources and streamline access.
The North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (NPWI), supported by a grant from the Lenfest Foundation, will begin its first phase this year, funded at $512,000. The initiative draws on Temple’s longstanding commitment to workforce development programs that serve various groups, including adults who are unemployed or underemployed, high school students, and citizens returning from incarceration. It is aimed at disrupting poverty and stimulating revitalization in North Philadelphia by providing evidence-based career pathway programs that enable local residents to secure positions that pay family-sustaining wages.