Pathways to Opportunity Initiative

An alliance between the City of Providence and the Annie E. Casey Foundation led to the creation of the Pathways to Opportunity Office, which is tasked with facilitating the creation of opportunities for low-income residents to increase job skills, work in jobs with career paths, and offer financial education programs.  To date, 111 parents participated in family literacy programs, over $150,000 has been allocated to nine job readiness-training programs, and over two million dollars have been used to fund a contextualized literacy and workforce development program. With federal stimulus funding, the group has created over 200 jobs and launched Jobs Now Providence, a subsidized job creation program that assists residents with job placement in varying state agencies.

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