RBEA Funded Partners


Funded Agencies

In June 2021, United Way’s Board of Directors approved grants to three local nonprofit agency programs fighting to reduce barriers to employment and advancement.

Employ Milwaukee, Inc.
Low intensive coaching, transportation, and isolated cases of emergency childcare needs. The goal is to ease the stress of individuals as they transition from unemployment or training to the demands of permanent long-term employment.

Personal Care Worker Class

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion that documents that they are competent to provide assistance with ADLs and have successfully completed the Direct Care Competency (DCC) classes.

Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Adult Education Program

Provides one-on-one tutoring instruction to address the needs of adults without secondary education credentials, like a GED or a high school diploma.  

Metro GO, Inc.
Workforce Connections Project

Development of a program in which non-traditional mobility options, such as on-demand rideshare and on-demand van services move people across long distances more rapidly and reliably than traditional transit alone.

Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc.
Pathways to Healthcare Careers

Pathways to Healthcare Careers is a program designed to help individuals advance into positions offering livable wages in the high-demand healthcare field. 

The Mindful Group
The Whole Person

Aims to the address the needs of all areas of life of its participants while recruiting individuals from underserved communities to participate in training and education in their desired career field.

Wisconsin Regional Training Program (WRTP)

Provides the infrastructure necessary so that WRTP can utilize a multitude of tools within its portfolio to better serve individuals who want to advance into or within the construction industry so that they might achieve professional satisfaction, higher rates of employability, and stable income.




A gift to the Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement initiative will help United Way and our partners close the employment gap and significantly reduce barriers and challenges to stable employment for diverse individuals across our region.

Additionally, a percentage of the funds from this initiative have been earmarked as future support for programs responding directly to COVID-19 related unemployment issues.

Special Thanks to our Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement Sponor

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