Increased Service, Improved Outcomes Among CCF Grantees in Year 4
By Celeste Frye and Doneliza Joaquin, Public Works Partners (www.publicworkspartners.com)
In the third year of the Change Capital Fund (CCF), grantees-Cypress Hill Local Development Corporation (CHLDC), St. Nick’s Alliance (St. Nick’s), Fifth Avenue Committee’s Stronger Together (Stronger Together) and New Settlement Apartments (New Settlement)-have continued their collective efforts to reduce poverty in their neighborhoods through workforce, adult education, youth education, and housing development.
- Programs have maintained or increased participation.
- Quality of job placements increased as represented by hourly wage, number of hours worked, and benefits received.
- Retention is up in workforce programs.
- College access programs exceeded goals and citywide outcomes.
- Adult education training increased participation and exceeded achievement goals.
- 200 of 425 placements were identified as having benefits, such as health insurance.
- The average hourly wage for participants increased from $10.55 in Year 1 to $12.82 in Year 3. FAC saw the largest growth of nearly $2 an hour.
- The average participant hours worked per week continued to increase to 33.89 hours per week.
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- New York Foundation
- New York Community Trust
- Long Island Community Foundation
- Engage New York