URBAN STRATEGIES PARTNERSHIP WITH REDF TO SUPPORT MAJOR JOBS INITIATIVE

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Link to California-based philanthropic organization will support job creation in low-income communities

St. Louis, MO. February 15, 2011 – Urban Strategies, McCormack Baron Ragan and Green Streets have entered into a new partnership with REDF to connect public housing residents in San Francisco and other California cities with employment opportunities that arise out of social enterprises that have promising prospects of expansion/replication as well as environmental and socioeconomic benefits to low-income communities. Green Streets is a resident and community owned and operated business and one of six such partnerships under an initiative led by REDF that hopes to put 2,500 people in social enterprise jobs in California by 2015. REDF was recently awarded a $3 million federal Social Innovation Fund grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service to support not-for-profit businesses that create jobs in disadvantaged communities. Through the partnership, Urban Strategies will receive a sub-grant that will be used to create jobs and support the development of employment training and opportunities through Green Streets, an environmental waste management and janitorial initiative.

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