AWE is a one-stop training hub where people from low-income households learn the skills to gain and sustain employment and entrepreneurism. Here they find the educational, technical and financial support needed to achieve economic solvency. Likewise, those with entrepreneurial ambitions will find the structure and support needed to succeed in business. Although anyone can attend programming, AWE is directed at residents of the “Greater Budapest” neighborhood, (a 40-block area in central and northern Perth Amboy)
Entrepremeurial Training and Small Business Development
The program’s focus is to provide training and support to those trying to start or grow their small business. This is accomplished through targeted workshops, one-on-one counseling, and coaching for specific learning opportunities. Participants may attend as many sessions as they want and utilize all or some of the support available. Although the workshops and support are open to anyone who wishes to attend, there are various financial opportunities open to only those who live or own a small business in the “Greater Budapest Neighborhood”.
JRF provides workshops focused on those who are unemployed or under employed. The workshops are structured as “Employment Boot Camps” and encompass a wide variety of topics such as interviewing, resume writing, job search and using social media. Once involved in the Boot Camp workshops participants have the opportunity to earn free job coaching after attending 3 workshops. Although the workshops and support are open to anyone who wishes to attend, there are various financial opportunities open to only those who live in the “Greater Budapest Neighborhood”.
Anyone can attend although individual financial opportunities such as startup funding, scholarships or interview suiting are only available to residents or businesses in the “Greater Budapest” neighborhood.
149 Kearny Ave, Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy Alliance for Community
Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program – NJ Division of Community Affairs
Jewish Renaissance Foundation