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“Faces of intergenerational poverty: State program highlights success stories”

Invest in You Too Program Highlights Successes

October 2, 2017

Deseret News reports on a Utah state initiative to battle intergenerational poverty.

“The Invest in You Too program, a partnership with Salt Lake Community College, is meant to help single women experiencing intergenerational poverty pay for education for a high-demand job — in Martinez's case, medical manufacturing.
The state pays the roughly $1,200-per person cost of the two-month program. Last year, nine women graduated and seven found jobs in the medical manufacturing industry, said Karla Aguirre, who oversees the program for the Department of Workforce Services. This semester, Aguirre said there are 13 women participating.” Katie McKellar, Deseret News, October 2, 2017

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