IPTF and IndyGo announce measures to enhance worker retainment
In line with its efforts to improve employment retention, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation will use a new $50,000 grant to provide newly employed individuals with three months of free IndyGo bus rides.
The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) has announced that the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation (IPTF) has received a $50,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to provide up to 1,000 newly employed individuals with 90 days of free, unlimited transportation through its services to improve worker retainment and remove barriers to employment.
Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programmes and organisations focused on building community and creating opportunity – recently announced grants totalling more than $1.87 million to organisations focused on supporting arts and creative expression, advancing education, helping those in need and promoting self-sufficiency.
The grant award is going toward partially funding IPTF’s Workforce Development Pilot Program, where it will partner with Center for Working Families Organizations to provide these newly employed individuals with access to IndyGo’s bus services. The organisations will then look at the effect this access has on worker retainment.
“At IPTF, we strive to connect people to impactful opportunities through universally accessible mobility options, so we all can share in a growing economy and healthier city,” said IPTF Executive Director Emily Lovison. “We’re confident that this grant will provide many individuals the greatest opportunity for success, growth and sustainability as they begin the journey into their new careers.”
“For 40 years, we have focused on increasing equitable access to transformational opportunities, with the goal of every person reaching their full potential,” said Marianne Glick, Chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “The 34 community organisations selected for grants are building community and creating opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise. From protecting core civil rights, to connecting students to career coaching, and immersing children in the arts, these organisations are helping people access what they need for productive and meaningful lives.”
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