Public Works Partners wishes our colleagues and clients a healthy and impactful 2016. We wanted to take a few moments to share with you some of the success we helped deliver for our clients in the latter half of 2015. It’s helped us to succeed, too, as we have continued to grow to help organizations like yours be more effective. We look forward to continuing to help those organizations that help our communities!
Youth workforce partnerships in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Hartford, Indianapolis and Seattle will benefit from $6 million in grants over four years, thanks to a thoughtful RFP that Public Works Partners helped the Annie E. Casey Foundation develop to launch its Generation Work Initiative.
Through research that included a series of youth-centered focus groups that PWP led in eight cities across the country, we helped Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund highlight the ability to advance positive youth development by integrating financial empowerment into summer youth employment programs (SYEP). Now we are working with the CFE Fund to understand youth perceptions and experiences of mainstream financial services to better inform banking access initiatives that target youth and young adults. Through both efforts we are enabling CFE to inform the design of SYEPs around the country.