Barra Foundation Awards Grant to Support UCD’s West Philadelphia Skills Center for Economic Advancement

WPSI | Barra Foundation Awards Grant

The West Philadelphia Skills Center for Economic Advancement, UCD’s training site for preparing and connecting West Philadelphia residents to jobs with West Philadelphia’s major employers, will scale up its operations with a generous $82,000 grant from The Barra Foundation.

Housed at Community College of Philadelphia West, the Center provides intensive training to address the soft skills gaps of low-skill and entry-level workers, helping these job seekers both find and retain employment. With the generous support of The Barra Foundation, the Center will expand this workforce development model from pilot phase to a holistic and fully-integrated approach to addressing employment disparities in West Philadelphia.

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