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July 2017

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GPCC-Convened Workforce Development Partnership Awards Grants to Pittsburgh Promise Alumni and Regional Employers

Six Pittsburgh Promise scholarship alumni were each awarded $5,500 grants as part of HirePgh, a workforce retention program convened by the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (GPCC).

The program, which was launched in late 2016, is a partnership between Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Promise. In addition to convening this partnership, the GPCC’s Brandon Mendoza also served on the application review committee. The GPCC continues to provide support on public policy that helps link job-seekers with employers in Pittsburgh.

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