As state and federal governments continue to seek methods to boost the unemployment rate, one nonprofit fundraising foundation is offering additional help.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced $1.1 million grant to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The funds will help the organization test approaches to preparing individuals for careers.
The National Fund takes a unique approach at each site based on five principals, including creating a regional funding collaborative, organizing workforce partnerships and developing sector-specific approaches, among others.
This investment is critical to strengthening our job training programs in America and an important legacy program for Knight, said Damian Thorman, Knight Foundation national program director. We need to take chances and learn how change can be made, and then help communities adopt tested approaches that local institutions can keep going.
Earlier this week, the Knight Foundation announced that it would be investing $2.23 million in five different projects to help residents strengthen their communities, including the Craigslist Foundation, Jumo, Code For America, Community PlanIt and CEOS for Cities.