UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Georgia has awarded a $95,000 grant to Step Up Savannah, a non-profit serving low-to-middle-income individuals in Savannah/Chatham County to promote economic mobility and financial security.
The grant will support Step Up Savannah’s Chatham Apprentice Program (CAP), a workforce development program to increase access to employment resources for underserved individuals. The program aims to address multigenerational poverty in Chatham County and its surrounding community.
“UnitedHealthcare is committed to identifying and addressing the unmet needs of the individuals we serve to improve their overall health and quality of life,” said Michael Minor, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Georgia. “This collaboration will allow Step Up Savannah to expand on their critical programming and bring much needed employment opportunities to Georgians.”
Over two years, the program will create job opportunities for 300 low-income young adults through outreach and services such as training, connections to social services and direct employment opportunities.