The Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement, a W/SWIAF labor market intermediary in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, announced that they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation to prepare low-income adults to obtain jobs in high demand fields. GTF Executive Director Dr. Wynn Rosser notes, "We became very interested in VIDA's work after learning that 91 percent of VIDA's participants served last year had either graduated or were still in school." VIDA's innovative program combines financial assistance with support services for adults motivated to graduate from college.
VIDA was the result of a local effort led by the community leaders of Valley Interfaith. Learn more about VIDA and other W/SWIAF labor market intermediaries.