29 Aug Feature Organization: Seattle Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Once a month, data2insight features an organization that is contributing to solving a complex social, education, environment, or health problem. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Career Bridge program’s purpose was created to connect people of color who experience multiple barriers to employment, education and training with jobs, and other necessary support. This community-driven model recognizes and builds on the strengths of existing community networks. Strong personal relationships, grassroots implementation, and participant empowerment through shared leadership and accountability differentiate Career Bridge from other services provided to its target population. The model brings together workforce training, social services, as well as grassroots community support networks in order to provide a relevant and comprehensive approach to assist participants attain the abilities and skills needed to achieve short-term economic and personal stability.