The Inland Empire Black Worker Center (IEBWC), UCLA Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity (CARE) at Work, IE Works and the UCLA Labor Center released a new report, “Unlocking Potential: The Inland Empire Black Worker Center’s Transformative IE Works Program,” that showcases the results of their pioneering workforce development model, which has a 95% completion rate. Among other findings, the report notes the significance of providing wraparound support, strategic partnerships, and a strong sense of belonging in the community for the program’s success. 

The report offers the following key recommendations:

  • Developing a strong pathway to a full employment model for IE Works.
  • Prioritizing non-restrictive funds for increased stipends and wrap around support.

Read the full report here: