Memphis, Tennessee–(business wire) — Persevere, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to help individuals at risk and affected by justice, has raised 15.4 million jobs in response to the Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) Good Jobs Challenge. was awarded a dollar.
Memphis-based Persevere received one of 32 grants selected from a pool of 509 applications submitted from across the nation and community-based organizations statewide.
The Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance will develop a statewide infrastructure for technology-focused workforce development while helping nearly 2,000 Tennessees at risk and affected by justice over the next three years. I plan to train and place on a career track within the tech industry.
“Workforce development is one of Persevere’s main initiatives and we are thrilled that these funds will be used to strengthen our efforts in West, Central and East Tennessee,” said Persevere founder and One Sean Hosman said. “We are passionate about providing technology-based training to at-risk and justice-affected individuals and look forward to helping our skilled workforce contribute to Tennessee’s prosperity. ”
Since its inception, Persevere has become a leader in reducing recidivism and enhancing public safety by enabling righteous men and women and their families to succeed as productive members of society.
The Good Jobs Challenge, funded by the American Rescue Plan, will allocate a total of $500 million to community partnerships across the United States to develop training programs to support local economies and get an additional 50,000 workers into quality jobs. I let you work.
For more information on the Good Jobs Challenge and Persevere’s grant goals, please visit https://eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge/awardees/Persevere.htm.
Founded in 2014, Persevere is a national nonprofit that empowers participants to transform their lives, families and communities through technical education, life skills development, employment and wraparound services.
About the Good Jobs Challenge:
The Economic Development Administration’s Save America Plan $500 million Good Jobs Challenge is making a once-in-a-generation investment in a quality, locally-led workforce system to dramatically transform American communities. Focused on equity, the program expands career opportunities to help more Americans reach their full potential, secure high-paying jobs, and create a skilled workforce that will make the United States a better place. is ready to innovate, compete and thrive in the 21st century world. Economy.