JVS Awarded WES Miriam Assefa Fund to Advance Inclusive Employer Practices for Immigrant and Refugee Job Seekers

The WES Mariam Assefa Fund today announced the award of US$1.8 million in grants to 12 U.S. and Canadian organizations working to improve the economic mobility of immigrants and refugees. Each of these new grantee partners, selected through an open call for applications, works with employers and workers in a range of sectors such as health care, agriculture, tech, “for hire” driving, and more. Each seeks to deliver relevant, worker-informed solutions that improve job quality and foster inclusive and equitable workplaces and economies.

In the U.S., the Fund awarded grants to Center for Land-Based LearningDrivers Cooperative, Garment Worker CenterJVS Boston, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, TechEquity Collaborativeand the Greater Portland Workforce Initiativein partnership with the Office of Economic Opportunity and United Way of Southern Maine.

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