Congratulations to the BLWDC board members and staff. Today the Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation acquired its new headquarters building that will serve as a workforce development center for the City of Reading and surrounding areas.
Our senior leadership closed on a $432,000 mortgage financed by Community First Fund. Thank you, Jonathan Encarnacion, John Weidenhammer, Darleen Garcia, and Carlos Graupera for making this happen!!! Major philanthropy was provided by key community partners like the Wyomissing Foundation, United Way of Berks County, and Berks Alliance among others.
Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation is a newly formed Nonprofit that will provide essential job training services to the underemployed and unemployed members of the Reading community. For a very modest fee, participants will be able to acquire skills. knowledge and certifications to enter the workforce in the healthcare, hospitality, culinary, construction, welding, and computer programing industries and earn a living sustainable wage.
In addition, the center will provide literacy programs in English, math, and occupations. The Berks Latino Workforce will touch hundreds of low-income individuals each year, improving their lives and the community in which they reside. This organization has already received significant support from businesses and individuals in the Berks County region.
Pictured (L-R) Jonathan Encarnacion, Darleen Garcia from BLWDC, and Dan Beck, Community First.