Workforce Development. When we focus on people’s skills and building economic opportunity, we bring stability to our communities. By providing training and investing in our workforce, we can end income and job inequality.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
A robust and qualified workforce is central to healthy communities, employers, families, and individuals. Increasing employment remains central to breaking the cycle of poverty and crime and restoring social harmony.
Emerging Leader Lives Life of Service
Elizabeth Galik, Executive Director of River City Development Center (R CITY) in Chicago, Ill., and a 2017 We Raise Foundation Emerging Leader Grant recipient, calls her life “pretty ordinary,” despite the fact that she lives in a neighborhood that many avoid.
R CITY operates in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park (WHP) neighborhood, an area that ranks in the top 1% of Chicago police beats for prostitution, drug arrests, violent incidents, and homicide. It’s also a neighborhood where families face a poverty rate of 98.8%. Galik and her family are embedded in the neighborhood, living with and walking along side residents and serving “the least of these” with love and compassion.