A critical part of the Mayor's agenda has been revitalizing Atlanta's Westside. A recent CBS Channel 46 story chronicles Integrity's role in this revitalization.
Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation recently received $10,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support workforce development through Westside Works' programmatic efforts.
Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation recently received $10,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support workforce development through Westside Works' programmatic efforts. The funds will assist Westside Works toward providing four levels of service to residents in the 30314 and 30318 zip codes:
- Assessing and addressing participants' barriers to employment
- Providing industry-driven training and industry-recognized credentials in high-demand sectors
- Opening doors to long-term employment and living wage careers with Atlanta's top employers through strategic partnerships
- On-going follow-up and support after job placement through case management services
Westside Works is a community-based workforce readiness program that creates employment opportunities and job training for residents of the Westside community, including Vine City, English Avenue, Castleberry Hill and other contiguous neighborhood. Westside Works training programs focus on Automotive Maintenance and Repair, Construction, Culinary Arts, Healthcare, Information Technology, Childcare and Office Operations.
On October 10th, Arthur Blank of the Blank Foundation handed over keys for the new Westside Works building to Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation, managing partner of the Westside Works job training facility. The workforce development partnership has placed more than 350 Westside residents in living-wage jobs since it opened 2.5 years ago.
Three of the five training partners will occupy the new building which is located at 261 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., on the corner of Lowery Blvd and Rock St. The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) trains residents on construction ready principles, and New Hope Enterprises provides Certified Nursing Assistant, Microsoft Office Operations and soft skills programs.
Integrity Transformations Community Development Corporation anchors Westside Works as the managing partner, leading the organization by enhancing client relations, managing all aspects of building operations, reporting performance metrics and acting as fiscal agent for the program Integrity will also continue to recruit and orient westside residents who desire job training into the program.
Rev. Beckham, CEO of Integrity Transformations, stated, "There is no greater time than right now for the efforts of the City of Atlanta, the Blank Foundation and Invest Atlanta to come to fruition with opening of our new facility. We hope that its presence will signal to residents that community empowerment can and will happen via workforce development."
The new facility is now open for business. Rev. Beckham welcomes all area residents who are interested in improving their lives to stop by the new facility. The staff is available to assist you in filling out your application from 9 to 4, Monday through Friday.
For further information, please call Westside Works at 404-458-6413.