“to act as a catalyst for peace and healing in the community by offering opportunities to hire and raise up indigenous leaders through apprenticeship programs in hospitality training and business reentry”.
Workforce development is an American economic development approach that attempts to enhance a region's economic stability and prosperity by focusing on people rather than businesses. Workforce development is vital in areas that not only need business to thrive, but need the people to find jobs as well.
The community of Marshall-Shadeland was ranked as the 57th most impoverished neighborhood out of the 90 that make up the city of Pittsburgh . In addition to 28.25% of the population living in poverty, Marshall-Shadeland consists of about 1000 people that are under the age of 18. This was ranked 71st highest out of surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods . As a result of these two factors, the North Side community and youth are in need of a program that will be provided by the Café on the Corner. With an effective workforce development program, teenagers within this community will be able to learn valuable skills, not only improving as young men and women, but also receiving marketable skills that will assist in their career development.
The Buhl Foundation has four objectives that focus their efforts for development, particularly in the North Side. These objectives will be prominent throughout this curriculum as the Buhl Foundation is vital to this program’s success. The objectives are as follows:
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