WWP Recives Grant from PGE Foundation
Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) is pleased to announce the awarding of a Careers Pathways grant from The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, to help support entrepreneurship and small, local businesses at farmer’s markets in Salem, Oregon.
Through this grant, ten minority-owned businesses will have the opportunity to attend a small business learning program, Farm to eShop, which will focus on equipping businesses with new skills and knowledge of e-commerce. The program will provide resources, continued education, and top-tier technical assistance from local business experts who will offer strategic business guidance and mentorship to help them expand their business online and grow within e-commerce.
“This new grant-making focus reflects community feedback on the critical need to address common barriers to economic mobility and generational wealth-building that have disproportionately affected communities of color, lower-income households and people living in rural areas in our state,” said Melissa Dubois Lewis, program officer, PGE Foundation.