ULBC awarded Microsoft Community Skills Grant to increase skill development and economic opportunities

Urban League of Broward County is one of 50 nonprofits to receive a three-year unrestricted grant from Microsoft as part of their Community Skills Program

Accelerating the work of Black and African American-led nonprofits that provide digital skills and workforce development to Black and African American communities

March 3, 2021 - Microsoft’s community skills program is a part of Microsoft’s broader commitment to skills for employability and promoting racial equity in the United States. It is a $15 million dollar investment over three years to fifty selected nonprofits working to increase skill development and economic opportunities. The program includes grants, leadership development and technology enablement.

Community skills program grantees We know from our customers and partners that this crisis has also been extremely challenging for employers. We understand that they want to do everything they can to support their workers. As organizations of all sizes consider how best to work in a COVID-19 environment, we’re seeing increased use of digital technology and therefore a stronger demand for digital skills. This is not just about technical jobs, but an increasing number of jobs that will become ‘tech-enabled’. Across almost every industry—including retail, manufacturing, education, and health—organizations are looking to use technology in new ways so they can continue to deliver services to customers. Helping everyone—particularly those who have been furloughed or lost their jobs—develop these skills is essential to supporting an inclusive economic recovery post-COVID-19 and beyond. 

View the list of grantees here.