Community Center receives BP grant for Workforce Development

Mar 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Community

BP America has awarded the Community Center of St. Bernard a $15,000 grant to fund the Workforce Development Project.

The Workforce Development Project provides small business owners, affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, hands-on instruction on how to set up a basic website that will suit their business needs. This grant will help to offset the cost of creating course materials and instructor’s wages.

“BP applauds the Community Center’s work to help residents of south Louisiana gain financial independence while stimulating the economy,” said Iris Cross, general manager of BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization (GCRO) in Louisiana. “BP is proud to make this contribution to a community we’ve had a longstanding relationship with, and we look forward to seeing its growth.”

“Our Workforce Development Program provides small business owners with the skills necessary to take their business to the next level,” said Iray Nabatoff, Executive Director of the Community Center of St. Bernard. “This grant will help us impact the lives of St. Bernard residents as well as the local economy.”

The Community Center of St. Bernard is a community-based grassroots 501 (c) (3) nonprofit with a mission of assisting local residents in their return to their homes and helping to normalize their lives.

The center is committed to providing a wide range of necessary community services, including food, clothes, Internet access, referrals, computer classes, and community events such as after school programs and workshops.

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