We are thrilled to announce that the United States Department of Labor recently awarded Spectrum Resources with nearly 1.5 million dollars over the next 3 years to provide employment, training, and support services that help juvenile justice system involved youth successfully reintegrate into their Des Moines area communities. Spectrum Resources received one of 21 Face Forward 2 grants announced nationwide totaling more than $44 million. We will be offering education and job training services to 200 justice-involved youth living in the “Urban Core” of Des Moines. We are currently in the planning phase of the program and will release regular updates on the status of our program as we move closer to program launch early this fall.
From Senator Tom Harkin’s press release:
“One of the best investments our government can make is providing our kids with the training and support they need to succeed,” said Harkin. “Programs like Face Forward 2 are crucial for re-integrating young people back into the community and giving them the skills to rebuild their lives. Today’s funding will give these young Iowans an opportunity to get ahead.”
To read the entire press release, please follow the below link to Senator Tom Harkin’s web site: