Recent News

Recent news and stories from our EDSI family.

We are thrilled to celebrate the success of our Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) programming in New Hanover County, which has made a remarkable impact on the 2024 graduating class of the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW). We are particularly proud of Lisa Rigsbee, one of our dedicated facilitators, whose commitment and hard work have significantly contributed to this achievement.

Lisa’s dedication has helped four students from GLOW gain acceptance into college, marking a significant milestone in their educational journeys. This success story exemplifies the mission of our Pre-ETS program, which is designed to inspire and support students facing various challenges, helping them achieve their dreams and reach their full potential.

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EDSI's Reemployment Transition Center (RTC) and Partner4Work partnership is making a huge impact in the Pittsburgh region through our Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program.

Read more to learn how this partnership with Rohrich Toyota led to a life-changing opportunity for an eager jobseeker, leading to a fulfilling career opportunity with one of the region's top employers. A true testament to successful program collaboration between workforce development organizations.

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EDSI joins forces with community partners to spearhead workforce training for the new Nissan Stadium project in Northern Middle Tennessee. As a key player in addressing workforce development needs, EDSI will provide paid work experience opportunities for underserved populations including low-income migrants, justice-involved individuals, veterans, and youth. The initiative, scheduled for completion by the 2027 NFL season, aims to create diverse job opportunities ranging from construction roles to hospitality positions.

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Cannabis NYC Initiative: Elevating New York as the Global Hub for Cannabis Excellence

Cannabis NYC Initiative: Elevating New York as the Global Hub for Cannabis Excellence

Feb 16, 2024

In a groundbreaking move, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) launched Cannabis NYC a visionary project aimed at positioning the city as the worldwide leader in cannabis industry education and equity across business, science, and culture, and is reaching this goal by actively creating an interagency hub of free resources and services for all New Yorkers interested in the cannabis industry.
Our Cannabis Account Manager with the NYC Business Solutions Staten Island Center has been working diligently to assist those interested in starting a cannabis business complete the licensing application, understand rules and regulations, and overcome obstacles to accessing capital for this industry.

Pushing Progress Philly (P3) Violence Intervention Program Continues to Grow

Pushing Progress Philly (P3) Violence Intervention Program Continues to Grow

Jan 24, 2024

In 2023, EDSI embarked on a significant and purposeful role as the Coordinating Agency for Pushing Progress Philly (P3), a community violence intervention program initiated by the City of Philadelphia. Drawing inspiration from the successful READI program in Chicago, P3 represents a collaborative effort involving the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, EDSI, and key service partners such as Nicetown CDC, Impact Services, The Ladipo Group, and Black Men Heal.

2023 was a stellar year for awards at EDSI! Thanks to our amazingly talented and dedicated team members who Show Up, Smile and Support across the company, EDSI was recognized as a standout for outstanding company culture by the following: Best and Brightest Companies to Work For In The Nation; Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For; Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces; Philadelphia Inquirer Top Workplaces.

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