The Connections Project is a three year, place-based, systems-level collaboration and capacity-building invitation to communities nationwide. The goal of the Connections Project is to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. The project is made possible thanks to the support of the Oak Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust.
The Connections Project Request for Proposals aims to identify, through a multi-phase competitive process, up to five Connections Project Sites that will plan, implement, and strengthen innovative systems collaboration ideas in order to meet the goal of increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.
The five awardees are:
Chicago Jobs Council (Chicago, Illinois)
Committee to End Homelessness in King County (Seattle, Washington)
The Journey Home Initiative (Baltimore, Maryland)
Minneapolis/Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness ( Minneapolis, Minnesota )
Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc (Houston, Texas)
We want to thank the five other finalists not selected for funding for their hard work and dedication to serving those most in need in their communities: Corporation for Supportive Housing (San Diego, CA), Friendship Place (Washington, DC), Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix, AZ), Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (Fort Worth, TX), and Silicon Valley Leadership Group (San Jose, CA).