CLEVELAND - The National Urban League has kicked off a $100 million program to combat unemployment in America.
The program, called "Jobs Rebuild America" was launched Monday in Cleveland.
"We hope we're going to impact tens of thousands of people," said National Urban League president and CEO Marc Morial, "because there's something in this initiative for everyone."
Cleveland will receive $950,000 to support three programs: Project Ready, the Urban Youth Empowerment Program and the Entrepreneurship Center.
Project Ready provides high school students with academic, social and cultural supports and opportunities designed to develop college and career readiness.
The Urban Youth Empowerment Program is a job-training and mentoring program that targets youth who have dropped out of school or are in the criminal justice system.
The Entrepreneurship Center provides business management consulting and training services to small and minority businesses.
"The 21st Century is a different place and a different time," said Morial, "and coming out of the recession there's no silver bullet. We've got to do a combination of things."
You can learn more about the initiative at www.jobsrebuildamerica.org
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