As a community, Springfield is rich in programs, but poor in systems. While there are an array of social service organizations across the city, the community lacks sufficient cross sector coordination to identify gaps, leverage resources, increase communication, and find opportunities to benefit those most marginalized in our community.
Springfield WORKS, a community wide initiative with the Western Mass Economic Development Council team, is pleased to announce that they have received a $400,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant. The funding from this grant has helped facilitate systemic socioeconomic changes in the city of Springfield. The goal is to mitigate the negative impacts of incarceration, by identifying those most at-risk at a younger age.