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$220,000 Wendt Foundation grant awarded to jobs program

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has awarded a grant of $220,000 to the Buffalo Employment Training Center’s Steps to Succeed = Steps to Achieve Academy of Empowerment, it was announced Monday.

The program assists formerly incarcerated adults and others with criminal pasts in finding jobs and keeping them. From 300 to 400 formerly incarcerated people reenter the community each month in Western New York.