Are you connecting people to living wage jobs? Apply today for IEI’s ReConnect


Heads up. Our colleagues at IEI are accepting applications from NC “communities” that are actively working on successful efforts to connect adult, lower income earners to information or services related to sustainable-wage employment, effective skill-enhancing training models and employer-supported initiatives. Programs that remove non-academic barriers to, and provide support for, postsecondary education will also be considered. IEI will follow these communities over the duration of the project, capturing their successes and lessons learned in case studies that will be shared statewide.

Each group should identify a diverse local team of 4-5 representatives from the community to participate in a series of cross-community capacity-building meetings over the course of two years. Selected applicants will be showcased in the next Emerging Issues Forum, ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity, on October 15, 2019 in Charlotte.

Applicants may include, but are not limited to, local government, education institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and faith communities.

Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST.  |  APPLY NOW

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