Dear Friends of Denver Green Jobs Initiative:
On behalf of the staff of Denver Green Jobs Initiative (DGJI), I would like to thank the students who attended our program, our partners in the community, and all of Northeast Denver for your help in making this green jobs training program a success.
For the past 18 months, DGJI has provided free career training, support services, and job placement assistance to unemployed and disadvantaged residents of Northeast Denver communities.
The program has wrapped up, and the DGJI training facility in the Phillips Center at 3532 Franklin Street will close to the public on Friday, January 13, 2012.
Since opening our doors in July 2011, over 500 residents of Northeast Denver have completed the DGJI program. Though the green industry has not produced the volume of jobs expected, and despite a challenging recession, DGJI was successful in helping over 200 individuals re-enter the workforce.
DGJI was a collaborative project among community-based nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, trade unions, employers, and the local workforce development agency. Denver Green Jobs Initiative was supported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
DGJI was recognized by the DOL as one of its most successful grantees in 2010-11 for job placement. In fact, DGJI program strategies were included in the DOL's "Promising Practices" resource guide for workforce development.
To view a list of community resources that may be helpful during this transition, please click here.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
, DGJI Project Director, rlawton@MiCasaResourceCenter.org (prior to Jan. 27)
, Executive Director of Mi Casa Resource Center, cmarquezh@MiCasaResourceCenter.org (after Jan. 27)
Thank you again for your participation, collaboration and support over the past two years.
Denver Green Jobs Initiative