Workforce Grant Recipients

Workforce Initiative has five major grant recipients with the following groups:

  • United Way
    • United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
  • Oak Cliff Empowered
    • Oak Cliff Empowered takes individuals that are unemployed or underemployed and giving them the workforce training, support, and skills that are needed to develop career pathways.
  • Dallas Leadership Foundation
    • Operating a pre- and post-entry program through designated dorms in Hutchins State Jail, DLF supports individuals seeking a fresh start by walking side by side with them to develop individual service plans designed to help them successfully return to society.
  • Volunteers of America
    • At Volunteers of America Texas, we believe in second chances, and we are committed to helping these individuals to reduce recidivism. We begin working with individuals while they are in prison, helping them prepare to re-enter the community by building life skills and overcoming problems with addiction.
  • Regional Black Contractors Association
    • The Regional Black Contractors Association’s mission is to advocate for and advance the development and growth of African-American owned businesses and their capacity.

The City has supported programs with these organizations to provide workforce training (in construction, health care, logistics, and more) and employment placement and retention.