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The United Way leads the “People” portion of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative utilizing key operational partnerships with a variety of community-based organizations that serve immigrants, career seekers, medically uninsured and uninsured and families. The People team is focused on providing a range of human services that focus on education, economic opportunities and health outcomes. The core focus is to support and promote self-sufficiency for the 150 Target Households (former Chouteau Courts Residents) as well as the residents of the Paseo Gateway with a key focus on positive outcomes in Education, Health and Employment.

Employment and Economic Services

Intensive, strengths-based case management with career planning and wrap-around supportive services before and after relocation.

Access to job training for in-demand industries, career credentialing classes, and post-secondary education.

Access to digital learning in onsite and community-based computer labs •Bi-lingual case management

Access to platforms and programs that support asset-building and long-term financial stability (family self-sufficiency program, IDA program, FOC resources)

Eviction prevention and emergency assistance funds

Education and Health

School-age children attending high quality schools

Pre-school age children engage in quality early learning

High quality after-school and summertime programs

Providing tools to promote at grade-level high performance

Additional support: Pre-K free book program; college savings program; summer youth employment opportunities