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 WORKS Cliff Effect Pilot Program Approved by State Legislature

Springfield WORKS is celebrating a major breakthrough in its Cliff Effects initiative. Legislation supported by Springfield WORKS and the Economic Pathways Coalition of Massachusetts was finally approved by the state legislature after years of effort. The legislation will create a pilot program to test the use of a net financial resources offset provided through the…

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Springfield WORKS Hosts Data Walk Press Event

Springfield WORKS recently announced that they have received a $400,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant. The grant will help us to research and address the problems facing formerly-incarcerated youth. The first step in this process is raising awareness. That is why, on Tuesday, August 23rd, Springfield WORKS hosted a press event and data walk to showcase the important information we have collected so far about this at-risk population.

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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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