Spokane Workforce Council Introduces New Grant Program to Support Black, Indigenous, and Latine Communities!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Spokane Workforce Council Introduces New Grant Program to Support Black, Indigenous, and Latine Communities!

Spokane Workforce Council
140 S Arthur St., Suite 300A
Spokane, WA 99202

DeeJay Harris, Communications Manager
dharris@spokaneworkforce.org | 509.960.6268

Spokane, WA – May 20, 2024 – Spokane Workforce Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Accelerating Community Connections grant opportunity for organizations that provide services to individuals from Black, Indigenous, and Latine communities.

Organizations awarded these funds will conduct outreach and connect area residents to local workforce system resources. Our goal is also to build stronger relationships with new partners and include more diverse voices as we design and build a workforce system that serves everyone in our community.

Funded by the Washington Department of Commerce’s Community Reinvestment Plan, these grants are intended to address racial, economic, and social disparities created by the historic design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession (the war on drugs), by helping connect these communities to the wide array of career development resources available in our area.

Andrea Hixson, Program & Operations Associate Director for Spokane Workforce Council, stated, “We are so excited for the opportunity to partner with local organizations that help us more effectively serve our community and also work with us to design more equitable access to the workforce development system for all.”

To learn more, please visit www.spokaneworkforce.org/ACC



About SWC

Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) and its WorkSource Spokane Campus (WorkSource Spokane, Next Generation Zone, Resource Center of Spokane County, and Talent Solutions by WorkSource Spokane) are the local workforce development authorities and provide assistance to the community through employment resources and support. As a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, SWC and its WorkSource Spokane Campus are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay 711.

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