By guest blogger Lisa Pote, Senior Vice President, Seedco Mid-South Welcome to my first ever blog post! Ever since I started at Seedco last fall, I’ve been calling Seedco the “best kept secret in the Mid-South.” Well, the secret is about to break wide open, starting here and now.
Parents who participated in New York State’s Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative experienced higher wages, higher rates of employment, and higher rates of child support payments than non-participants.
The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) announced on April 25th that Seedco will serve as one of six connector organizations and provide consumer assistance and health insurance enrollment resources to individuals and small employers in Harford, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties.
For more than a quarter century, national non-profit Seedco has offered workforce development programs for people in need. Founded in 1987, the program focuses on boosting economic development opportunities for individuals, small businesses and communities.
And now in a strategic move that will broaden its base and strengthen the Memphis entrepreneurial ecosystem, the local chapter of the organization has become an affiliate of the Kaufman Foundation to provide FastTrac workshops aimed at developing start-ups and expanding existing companies.
Pauline Vernon, director of workforce development for the Memphis BioWorks Foundation, discusses the success of the Southern Energy Training Consortium, to which Seedco contributed pre-skills training and data management expertise.
A new report by the social policy and education research firm MDRC details the benefits to teenagers and their parents of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards program, which offered cash rewards related to education, health care, and employment to low-income families with children in six of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods.