As seen in the Hartford Courant 1/4/16:
As someone who grew up in poverty, Jamal Jimerson remembers how his family and many of his peers didn’t really look at themselves as being poor. While this outlook provided Jamal’s family with a sense of strength and resilience to help address the challenges they faced, it might have also prevented them from realizing they might have been eligible to access a wide variety of useful programs and services.
As the coordinator of a new effort underway in Hartford and East Hartford, Jimerson is working with low-income families to remove personal and structural barriers that typically stand in the way of adults achieving successful long-term employment. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a one-year, $74,880 grant to Move Up! Partnership for Adult Learning to support the Greater Hartford Two Generation Pilot Project for School and Workforce Readiness. This initiative will serve 30 families with at least one child ages 0-8, and at least one under-educated, unemployed or underemployed parent from East Hartford or Hartford. This work links directly to two key focus areas of the Foundation’s strategic plan; learning from birth through college and family economic security.
Capital Workforce Partners is a partner in MoveUp!