April 08, 2014

WWLP NBC 22 Springfield: $4.8M grant to help low-income youth

By: Joel Martinez

April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (WWLP) - Senators Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey and Congressman Stephen Lynch applauded the announcement of a $4,867,815 grant to Jobs for the Future, Inc. through the Youth CareerConnect program.

The grant was announced on Monday by President Obama, and will help Jobs for the Future provide support for students to acquire critical career skills.

According to Sen. Warren's office, Jobs for the Future, Inc. offers a range of programs to help low-income youth graduate high school with the education they need to be competitive in college and to be able to begin good careers.

President Obama announced 24 grants Youth CareerConnect grants, totaling $107 million, to help high schools and partnering programs around the country prepare students with industry-relevant education and the knowledge students need to succeed in the future.

"This significant Youth CareerConnect grant is a great example of how we can invest in our students and help them build a future, " said Senator Warren. "Jobs for the Future has done excellent work here in the Commonwealth and across the country helping young people prepare to go to college and start careers. I'm very glad this grant will support their efforts to prepare Massachusetts students for careers in high-demand industries like IT, advanced manufacturing, and health care."

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