The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) today announced that the CareerLadder program of Lincoln's New Americans Task Force is one of five finalists for the Google.org Impact Challenge Nebraska. The winner of the challenge will receive $125,000. CareerLadder connects skilled immigrants and refugees to careers, digital resources, and a professional network while fostering economic opportunity and restoring dignity through work.
LCHR Director Mindy Rush Chipman urged the public to vote for CareerLadder at g.co/NebraskaChallenge. Votes are limited to one person and can be cast through July 30. The finalists have already received $175,000 in funding, and the additional funds are being awarded to the project that gets the most votes. If CareerLadder is selected as the winner, it plans to use the additional funds for case management, MyCity Academy and the Connectors Program.
CareerLadder was developed in Lincoln, but the services are being shared by partner agencies with communities across Nebraska. CareerLadder tools include the following:
Additional information about CareerLadder and the New Americans Task Force is available at NATF.lincoln.ne.gov.