Increase the number of low-skilled workers in the labor force
We will use targeted employment training to increase assets for low skilled/low wage workers. We fund outcome-based services that connect the State’s most economically vulnerable populations—African Americans and Latinos– to careers in high growth industries such as health care and hospitality.
Eliminate employment barriers resulting from structural and institutional racism
We empower people to fulfill their career dreams. We recognize that traditional employment training is not enough. Barriers to employment, housing, health care, resulting from structural and institutional racism must be addressed. We have designed a coaching model to support individuals in overcoming these barriers (e.g., depression masked as anger, chronic stress, poor self-esteem) caused by living in a racialized society.
Advocate for systemic change that eliminates wealth and health disparities for communities of color
Through engagement in public policy and advocacy efforts, Associated Black Charities aims to bring about systemic change to reduce wealth and health disparities in communities of color.
Proven Track Record
Since 2007, Associated Black Charities has utilized State wage record data as an evaluative tool for our workforce strategy. The data has shown a steady increase in persons who graduate from ABC funded programs staying attached to work over time, along with an increase in wages over time as well.
Maryland (Targeting Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, and the Easton Shore)
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Eric Clay, Workforce Strategist, firstname.lastname@example.org 443-524-7727, x1212.