Springfield WORKS Awarded $450,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant

We are pleased to announce that Springfield WORKS/EDC 413 Works, Inc. has been awarded the 2024 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant (CERP), funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development. “This program seeks to develop, strengthen, and invest in community-led efforts to bring positive economic outcomes to communities that face historically disproportionate challenges to…

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$75,000 Urban Agenda Grant Awarded to Springfield WORKS in Partnership with Springfield Public Schools

A $75,000 Urban Agenda grant has been awarded to Springfield WORKS, the primary applicant in partnership with Springfield Public Schools to expand the Two-Generation/Whole Family Approach to Career Pathways (2Gen) model to the Springfield Public School system. This funding, provided by the MA Executive Office of Economic Development, will assist in outreach and recruitment of…

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Springfield Initiative Receives National Funding for Workforce-development Strategy

Since 2016, the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council (EDC), through its Springfield WORKS initiative, has brought together employers, educators, community leaders, the city, and residents to address how to meet the economic needs of both Springfield residents and local businesses. As a result of this collaboration, it became clear that there was a need to…

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