The National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Career Pathways Initiative was launched in 2006 to advance low-income, low-skilled Latinos through education and training to high-wage jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency. To achieve this goal, NCLR works with its network of community-based organizations, Affiliates, to implement industry-specific job training programs that include case management and supportive services for participants. Through a strong network of stakeholders and innovative partnerships with employers, community colleges, workforce investment systems, and other community-based organizations, NCLR Affiliates offer a variety of services to their participants that help them successfully complete their training, get placed in jobs, and stay employed.
In 2012, NCLR received funding from the Walmart Foundation and the UPS Foundation to support the implementation of innovative workforce development programs in NCLR Affiliate organizations.
NCLR selected 14 organizations from across the country in May 2012 to apply the integrated training-focused career pathways initiative. The 14 grantee sites by their industry focus are:
For more information, please contact Surabhi Jain, Manager, Career Pathways Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.