Thursday, March 11, 2010

Racine County’s E3 Program Receives National Recognition

Olivia Fields, Alice Oliver, David Sanchez, County Supervisor
Chairperson Peter Hansen, Mark Gesner, Steven Cotton, County Executive
William McReynolds, Grace Caringello

Now, the whole country knows about the success of Racine County’s “E3” (Employ, Enrich, Engage) Program.

The County’s employment and training program, which engaged 240 young people in “green jobs” last summer, received broad exposure on March 6 in Washington DC at the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Conference. Four youth involved in E3 were the featured speakers in a presentation entitled “Developing Youth Programs to Build Social and Economic Capital.” One reason the program stood out from other “stimulus” programs from around the country was because Racine used strong community partnerships to leverage the federal funds and garner additional monetary and in-kind local resources.
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