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August 4, 2021

OFB Success Story: Road to Hire

In 2013, Road to Hire began helping Charlotte high school seniors, college students, and young professionals gain valuable education and experience to land jobs in the tech field. In the midst of the pandemic, through the Workforce Partner Support Grant, Road 2 Hire was able to fund a technology training cohort for 50 residents who were economically impacted by COVID-19.

July 29, 2021

OFB: RevTech Labs

Founded in 2012, RevTech Labs provides technology startup companies a community of mentors and connections to grow their businesses. When they began experiencing a significant decrease in revenue due to COVID-19, they looked to outside funding to continue offering its services to entrepreneurs working toward growth and success.

July 15, 2021

OFB Success Story: The Academy of Goal Achievers

With a mission of developing youth leaders to impact communities while preparing youth and families for post-secondary success, The Academy of Goal Achievers (TAGA) was forced to find new and innovative ways to deliver services during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

July 9, 2021

OFB Success Story: Global Vocational Training Center

The Global Vocational Training Center (GVTC) is passionate about empowering a distressed community. With a focus on creating pathways to employment for adolescents and adults through skills training and life learning opportunities, GVTC was determined to still help those in need despite their own financial challenges due to COVID-19.

July 2, 2021

OFB Success Story: City Startup Labs

City Startup Labs (CSL) works hard to close the entrepreneurial divide for young black men and women in the Charlotte community who are often marginalized and don’t have resources to start their own businesses.

June 21, 2021

OFB Success Story: IMEK Studios

Kevin Taylor, owner of IMEK Studios in Charlotte shares the value of community involvement, especially as a business owner, and how he remained focused on community when he had to pivot during the pandemic.

June 16, 2021

OFB Success Story: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

As COVID-19 displaced countless workers in the Charlotte region, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont created opportunities for unemployed and displaced individuals to learn new skills and embark on a new career path.

June 1, 2021

OFB Success Story: Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

In the midst of the pandemic, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas was able to pivot after canceling their highly-anticipated annual career fair that attracted over 10,000 people to investing in new technology to develop a virtual program called JA Ignite.

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