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Connecting People to Jobs


In 2000, MDC and the Center for Community Change collaborated to move low-skilled Southerners into skills training and higher-wage employment. Charlottesville, VA; Charleston, WV; and Columbia, SC. Supported by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation , the project had three sites: At each site, a grassroots organization, a community college, and employers collaborated to help disadvantaged adults get and keep decent jobs. In Columbia, the program focused on occupational advancement for Latino workers.

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For more information on MDC and Connecting People to Jobs, contact: Colin Austin, JD.