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High-profile minority-owned business, led by Apprentice winner Dr. Randal Pinkett, will support Choice Neighborhoods, a signature White House program

 
Newark, NJ (BlackNews.com) — BCT Partners, a national consulting firm delivering a full-range of program management, research and evaluation, technical assistance, and information technology services to the public and private sector, has been awarded a contract in support of President Obama’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) – an innovative and new approach to transform neighborhoods in distress into neighborhoods of opportunity.

NRI engages a number of federal organizations including the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC), White House Office of Urban Affairs (WHOUA), and the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Education (ED), Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury in support of local solutions to revitalize neighborhoods across the country. BCT Partners is led by Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO, and winner of NBC’s The Apprentice.

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Frontline Solutions, BCT Partners will provide technical assistance, training, and other capacity building services to grantees of the HUD Choice Neighborhoods program. Choice Neighborhoods is designed to link affordable housing development with supportive social services, access to jobs, high-quality educational opportunities, including schools and early learning programs, public safety strategies to prevent violent crime, and other critical community improvements. The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Technical Assistance contract is valued at $3.3 million over the next three years.

“We are extremely proud that BCT Partners has been entrusted with this important work to strengthen America’s communities,” said Dr. Pinkett, “We are fully committed to this pioneering effort to alleviate concentrated poverty, increase employment, and improve our educational system.”

BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions are also partners to CSSP on a five-year contract to provide technical assistance and training to another NRI program, ED Promise Neighborhoods. The purpose of Promise Neighborhoods is to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our country’s most distressed communities.

“Choice Neighborhoods and Promise Neighborhoods are among the signature neighborhood revitalization initiatives from the White House,” said Lawrence Hibbert, President. “To be selected for both contracts is a testament to the breadth and depth of capabilities and expertise we have developed at BCT Partners along with our partners.”
About BCT Partners

BCT Partners is a national consulting firm that delivers a full-range of program management, research and evaluation, technical assistance, and information technology services in the areas of housing and community development, economic development, workforce development, children and families, health, and education. We deliver these services by leveraging deep subject-matter expertise, a rigorous project and knowledge management methodology, and information technology as an enabler to help build capacity, drive efficiencies, enhance decision-making, and improve outcomes for our clients.

Their team of professionals, subject matter experts and academics work closely with government agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and philanthropic organizations to design and implement programs that strengthen communities across the country. Learn more about their passion and work at www.bctpartners.com.

Learn more the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) at:
www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oua/initiatives/neighborhood-revitalization

 Photo Caption: Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO, BCT Partners

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