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Education Success Foundation's collaborative proposal, Youth Workforce Consortium aka “The Hive,” with EnCompass as lead, partnering with Black Men Achieve, Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester, The Center for Teen Empowerment, and The Hub 585 has been selected for funding. County Executive Bello announced recipients of Monroe County American Rescue Plan Act Grants yesterday and The Hive will be awarded a four-year total grant of $5,869,117. (list of projects)

Over the next 4 years, The Hive consortium will equip 15,000 teens for entry into mid and high-wage careers through an innovative, youth & family-centered, “no walls, no wrong doors, shared goals” hive model, co-locating providers and resources - virtually and physically, and providing academic supports, workforce development services, job training, and job placements. The Hive will also offer accessible Behavioral Health services for youth within the partner programs.

The 40 projects selected, just 4% of proposals the County received, will receive a total of $98 million in contracts supporting Bring Monroe Back Goals for Workforce Development, Public Health, and Infrastructure. Pending approval by the County Legislature, Monroe County will enter into one-year contracts with the selected vendors, with the option to renew for three additional yearlong terms.

Our organizations are very excited to bring The Hive to life and we will share more details soon!