Restoration tapped for Microsoft’s Community Skills Program Grant

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Microsoft tapped Restoration to receive a three year grant of $300,000 as part of their community skills program. The Community Skills Program fits within a broader commitment to skills for employability and promoting racial equity in the United States. It is a $15 million dollar investment over three years to fifty selected nonprofits working to increase skill development and economic opportunities. The program includes grants, leadership development and technology enablement.

BSRC will execute a several-fold strategy that will develop a pipeline to jobs in the tech sector and help low- and moderate-income Brooklynites of diverse backgrounds achieve upward mobility and prosperity. Funding from Microsoft will allow BSRC to: develop and implement training sessions that increase technology user adoption, create a Bridge to Tech workshop program that provides accessible career tech pathways, and pilot a new approach to tech development that leads directly to employment and career advancement.

Read more about Microsoft's Community Skills Program.