2009 Community Partners

Focus: Economic & Employment Development

Alliance for African Assistance
Alliance for African Assistance
Medical Interpretation Certification Program
$30,040

To certify refugee interpreters to work in medical and dental practices where op-portunities for full-time, well-paid employment are growing.
www.alliance-for-africa.org


East County EDC Foundation
East County EDC Foundation
The Grossmont College OPT Program
$43,720

To provide skills training, personal/crisis counseling, and job placement and retention services at no cost to low-income and at-risk students from a variety of age groups, socioeconomic levels, and ethnic backgrounds.
www.eastcountyedc.org


Home Start, Inc.
Home Start, Inc.
H-Seed Program
$65,000

To link unemployed or low income people to careers in accounting, business and/or tax preparation through intensive training, internship and career development.
home-start.org


International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee
Career Development Program
$62,240

To help newly arrived refugees transition from their initial entry level job into higher wage, higher skilled careers through one-on-one case management assistance and a Vocational Education Loan Fund.
www.theirc.org