The “NOLA C.A.R.E.S.: Creating Access Resources and Equity” initiative will increase capital, provide training for careers in child care and develop a more equitable workforce. With $5 million in funding from JP Morgan Chase, twelve local organizations, including Agenda for Children, will support Black and Latinx women-led child care businesses. It will help at least 120 women receive a child development associate certification; establish a fund to make child care facilities that are low-cost or free more widely available; create a cohort of 20 local hospitality businesses to develop plans that help women of color advance into management positions; engage at least 500 women in research; and support public policy that supports low-cost facilities and increases public subsidies and worker compensation in New Orleans. Read the full article: Local Groups to Get $5M to Support Child Care Businesses.