The Deluxe Corporation Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to support the Workforce Development program at Erie Neighborhood House.
The Erie House program offers instruction and hands-on support through its Pathways to Success pre-certification courses in healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain logistics.
A robust technology center with skill-specific courses and open lab hours also supports digital literacy and software skills necessary for success in the workplace.
“We’re grateful for this grant from the Deluxe Corporation Foundation and excited to see it support high-quality instruction and help working adults in our community reach their potential.”
– Kirstin Chernawsky, Executive Director
Students are able to develop basic skills through a contextualized approach, building a solid foundation for college and career opportunities and a blueprint for earning a family-sustaining wage.
“Our Workforce Development program goes far beyond giving adult learners tools for success,” explains Melissa Flores, senior director of programs at Erie House. “We help our students learn how to use those tools, and we’re here to support them and provide them with the confidence they need to excel even after they’ve advanced to a certification program.”
Deluxe is a leader in trusted tech-enable solutions, working with 4.44 million small businesses and 4,600 financial institutions. Its charitable giving arm, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation, has awarded more than $110 million since its inception in 1954, aiming to strengthen American and Canadian communities in a variety of ways, from arts groups to financial literacy programs to job-skills training.
“This is a new and exciting partnership for our Workforce Development program,” said Kirstin Chernawsky, executive director at Erie House. “We’re grateful for this grant from the Deluxe Corporation Foundation and excited to see it support high-quality instruction and help working adults in our community reach their potential.”
For more information on the Workforce Development program at Erie House, please visit www.eriehouse.org.