NEWPORT NEWS — The Virginia Department of Social Services awarded the city a $896,802 grant to support workforce development in the Marshall Ridley neighborhood of the southeast community.
The center is complementary to the city’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative. Read more here.
According the city’s announcement, the city will work with employers, nonprofits and other organizations to provide a variety of personalized services such as case management and skill development and those who participate can earn certificates or degrees in addition to job training, internships and GED support.
The city will use the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program grant to serve 110 participants or 90 adults and 20 children in the first 18 months.
The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center is expected to open this spring.