The Way To Work program (TWTW) through HOPE Ministries is the 2018 recipient of BRG’s Community
Enhancement Award. BRG will invest $150,000 into TWTW over a three-year
period to increase the program’s training capacity.
TWTW was selected for its work educating both employers and potential
and existing employees on the relationship between life skills, job retention
and advancement. With more than 25% of Baton Rouge residents living at
poverty level and only a third of the state’s high school graduates
considered employable, HOPE Ministries’ TWTW division is an important
part of overcoming some of the barriers facing many of Baton Rouge’s
residents. TWTW has helped thousands in Baton Rouge maintain economic
stability by partnering with companies to retain low-to-moderate income
employees. BRG’s investment will allow TWTW expand its capacity,
adding a new coach and increasing available training space.
BRG developed the CEA program to consolidate its resources and make a
larger impact on fewer organizations in order to create lasting change
in Baton Rouge.
BRG plans to award a new three-year grant each year. Applications will
be accepted for the
2019 CEA beginning next Spring.