Community Organizing
Mary Ann Kelso hadn't worked for quite some time when she first met Rashad Byrdsong, executive director of Community Empowerment Association. Her job skills were few and her lack of work experience was an obstacle to entering the workforce. She was alone and losing hope. But now Kelso has moved from dependence on public assistance to a newly furninshed apartment in Lawrenceville, and steady work in Point Breeze. Her progress is primarily due to an employer-centered job training program...
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