The following efforts have been awarded funding for 2011-2012 through the Jobs at the Center investment process to serve residents of Greater New Haven with the support of donations to the United Way Community Fund.
Emerge CT, “Earn and Learn” Transitional Work Program
FY12 Funding: $110,000
Program Description: Funding will support a partnership with the New Haven One Stop Career Center (operated by Human Resources of New Britain) to support recently released adult offenders returning to Greater New Haven to be equipped to enter and stay attached to the workforce. The model offers comprehensive training that prepares former offenders for full-time work through occupational skill training, individually-paced basic education, and employment services that are offered along with a transitional work program.
All Our Kin, Family Child Care Licensing Toolkit Program
FY12 Funding: $100,000
Program Description: All Our Kin (AOK) will expand and build on its Family Child Care Toolkit Licensing program, which provides mentorship, materials, training and support that enables family, friend and neighbor caregivers to establish licensed family child care businesses. AOK’s Toolkit Licensing program also provides workforce development to the participating providers, and workforce supports, to the families who are able to access child care. This grant will make it possible for AOK to expand microenterprise in the region through its core licensing initiative in New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, and Hamden and the suburban communities that have experienced significant spikes in unemployment.
United Way will utilize available financial resources, in addition to staff and volunteer resources, to provide technical assistance and support to further develop the viability and impact of the proposals submitted by the following organizations:
- Episcopal Social Services of New Haven (IRIS)
- South Central Behavioral Health Network
- STRIVE-New Haven
- Columbus House
Technical assistance will include consultation with workforce development experts, support to establish employer partnerships, support to develop multiple-agency initiatives, and coaching in Results Based Accountability.
The following programs received funding in 2010-2011 to serve residents of Greater New Haven with the support of donations to the United Way Community Fund and with additional support from Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine.
|Episcopal Social Services of The Diocese of CT (IRIS)||
Jobs and English for
|JUNTA for Progressive Action||
Economic & Workforce Development
|New Haven Urban Resources Initiative, Inc.||
|New Life||VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)||$25,000|
|STRIVE New Haven||Low Income Job Seeker Employment Project||$50,000|
|The New Haven Diaper Bank||The Diaper Bank||$35,000|
Homelessness Intervention Program (HIP)
|Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund||
Foreclosure Mitigation, Housing Counseling & Neighborhood Stabilization
New Haven Homeownership Program
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.