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City gets grant for new workforce center, which opens this spring

The City of Newport News will use a federal grant for the new workforce development center at Brooks Crossings (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority)
The City of Newport News will use a federal grant for the new workforce development center at Brooks Crossings (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority)

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.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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