Addressing Financial Insecurity

To help address financial insecurity that is common to many low- to moderate-income people, many of Seedco’s programs feature financial coaching to help participants build assets. Seedco’s outcomes- and strengths-based approach to financial empowerment gives individuals access to trained coaches, curriculums developed for financially vulnerable populations, and goal-setting and tracking tools. Seedco’s financial coaching services are integrated into a participant’s overall engagement as a component of case management and healthcare access services.

 

Career Advancement, Retention, & Empowerment

Maryland Health Connection

Re-entering into Society to Excel

Strong Fathers, Stronger Families

Bridges to Careers: Supporting Justice-Involved Young Adults

Career Advancement, Retention, and Empowerment (CARE)

Since 2014, Seedco has worked with young adults ages 18-24 in New York City through the Youth Advancing in the Workplace (YAW) program to enter the workforce world, become more independent, and plan for their futures. Through this work, Seedco has identified the benefit of supporting employers by being a resource for their employees including reducing the costs associated with turnover.

Out of YAW, Seedco has developed the Career Advancement, Retention, and Empowerment or CARE program. CARE provides support and resource to employees, jobseekers, and employers by taking a dual approach.

1. Seedco partners with employers to help their employees overcome challenges to staying in their jobs and becoming more engaged at work.

2. Seedco partners with workforce development and other social service programs to assist young adult job seekers find, sustain, and advance in employment.

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CARE is currently funded by The Pinkerton Foundation and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation

 

Maryland Health Connection

Seedco is an official partner of Maryland Health Connection, providing enrollment assistance with health, dental insurance during the Open Enrollment period and, to eligible individuals, throughout the year. Our team of certified Navigators has the expertise to guide you as you look at plan options, including determining eligibility for tax credits to reduce monthly costs.

Our program has served the Upper Eastern Shore since 2013 and the Southern Region since 2017. Each of the ten counties has a Navigator working in the community. Call our hotlines to connect with a Navigator in your community and to get answers to general questions.

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Re-entering into Society to Excel (RISE)

Building upon the partnerships and systems established across its other local programs serving those with a criminal history background, Seedco established its RISE program in 2018 to improve employment outcomes for adults who have been incarcerated or recently released in the Memphis metropolitan region, including West Memphis, Arkansas.

Seedco’s program integrates case management, job readiness, occupational training, connections to apprenticeship, placement in employment, financial coaching, parenting skills, mentoring, legal services, enrollment in public benefits, and follow-up care. Our strengths are strong community relationships that expand the resources available to participants, including literacy and education, legal services, and health care. Partnerships provide opportunities in distribution and logistics, food, and construction sectors, all experiencing strong job growth locally.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Strong Fathers, Stronger Families

Strong Fathers, Stronger Families Mid-south (SFSF Mid-south) builds upon Seedco’s ten years of experience of operating responsible fatherhood programs in New York City and brings that knowledge to meet the needs of fathers in the Greater Memphis Metropolitan Region including Shelby County and Tipton County, TN and Crittenden County, AR. SFSF Mid-south will support fathers and father figures build strong father/child relationships, establish positive co-parenting skills, and increase economic stability and mobility through workshops, trainings, and job search, job placement, and job enhancement services.

Click here to learn more about Strong Fathers, Stronger Families Mid-south.

 

Bridges to Careers: Supporting Justice-Involved Young Adults

Starting in 2018, Seedco is scaling its impact in positively affecting employment among young adults that have involvement in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system. The program implements a national model, while integrating localized approaches in New York, Maryland, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The comprehensive program is focuses on in-demand industries and combines:

  • Case management and assessment
  • Occupational training and credential attainment
  • Placement in employment
  • Supportive services, such as financial coaching, parenting skills workshops, mentoring, enrollment in public benefits, and follow-up care

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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We have a program specific to Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Tennessee – and we are always on the lookout for new communities

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