URBAN STRATEGIES ENTERS UNIQUE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT MAJOR JOBS INITIATIVE IN NEW ORLEANS

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Strategic partnership with local and national funders and agencies will support training and employment for low-income New Orleans residents

New Orleans, LA. February 16, 2011 – Urban Strategies, Inc., has entered into a new partnership led by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) to address workforce needs and improve career advancement opportunities for low-income, lower-skilled individuals in New Orleans. The Greater New Orleans Workforce Funders Collaborative (GNOWFC) will bring together public and private agencies to support the development of employment skills in the health care and biomedical sectors. NORWFC funding partners include Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the City of New Orleans Offices of the Mayor and Workforce Development, BioDistrict New Orleans, United Way of Greater New Orleans, GNOF and Urban Strategies.

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