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  • TakeFive

    The federally approved “Pilot Program” for hiring for the Central 70 project will have more teeth than previous “guidelines” had. The project is also being supported by Gary Community Investments better known for their work through the Piton Foundation in support of low income kids and their families. From the DBJ: .https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/07/06/cdot-s-wants-to-hire-hundreds-of-locals-for-1-2b.html

    “GCI takes a two-generation approach to investing that includes helping low-income families increase their financial security,” says Dave Younggren, CGI’s president and CEO. “By providing access to job training and support services, this program will help local families increase their earning potential, which will positively impact their children’s education, health and future economic outcomes.”

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    Regardless of how you feel about the Central 70 project this is Win-Win program.