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JOIN US HERE FOR A RHA LIVE STREAMING VIRTUAL EVENT
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MAY 10TH BEGINNING AT 2 PM
WHAT: This LIVE RHA STREAMING VIRTUAL EVENT is organized to celebrate, learn, and meet some of the Leadership Team, of over fifty-three community partners who will support the JOBS PLUS INITIATIVE in conjunction with the Rockford Housing Authority.
WHY: Be the first to learn the importance of THE JOBS PLUS INITIATIVE as we come together with our Community Partners to celebrate the impact that this program will have on the Greater Rockford Area. HUD has awarded $2,300,000 million dollars to help Rockford Housing Authority’s public housing residents secure employment and higher-paying jobs.
WHO: RHA CEO Laura Snyder, Mayor Tom McNamara, Director of Human Services Odessa Walker, and RHA Community Partners.
WHERE: ‘A LIVE STREAM VIRTUAL EVENT’ held in conjunction with RHA Community partners at the RHA Central Office.
WHEN: The Live Virtual Event will be streamed live here on the RHA Digital Television Channel on May 10TH, starting at 2 PM. Playback will be available proceeding with the event as well.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE: Public housing developments are among the most economically challenged neighborhoods in the United States. In fact, many public housing residents face obstacles to employment even beyond those normally experienced by other low-income people.
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: Jobs Plus develops locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, skills development, and financial literacy for public housing residents. This place-based program supports economic resilience for residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, benefitting the entire community, and supporting a culture of work.
The comprehensive nature of the Rockford Housing Authority’s Jobs Plus Grant program has established partnerships with key social service agencies within the Rockford community. With over fifty-three strategic community partnerships, RHA will strengthen program planning and implementation and streamline access to services for RHA resident participants. RHA plays a unique and pivotal role in supporting, developing, and expanding workforce education and employment opportunities through the Lifeforce Development Institute.
View the event page here: https://www.rockfordha.org/digital-tv-channel/