Clarksville Redevelopment Commission Invests in Building Future Workforce

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CLARKSVILLE, IN (July 28, 2022) – Preparing students to participate in the competitive and global economy.  That is the goal of the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission (RDC) and it’s “Workforce Ready Fund,” which supports the learning and development of Clarksville students.  The goal is to help build and educate Clarksville’s workforce starting at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

During a recent meeting of the RDC, the Commission voted to allocate $400,000 to the Workforce Ready Fund each year beginning in 2023 and ending after 2024.  The fund will come from the Town’s Tax Increment Financing or TIF funds.  The Clarksville Redevelopment Commission has been using TIF funding to support local schools since 2015.

Schools benefiting from the Workforce Ready Fund include Clarksville Community Schools, Greater Clark County Schools, Providence High School, and St. Anthony of Padua School.  The funds will be divided up based on how many students each school has living in Clarksville’s 47129 zip code.

Tina Bennett, Ph.D. – Superintendent, Clarksville Community School Corporation
“Clarksville Community Schools continues to be appreciative of the grant support from The Clarksville Redevelopment Commission. The funds are instrumental in supporting essential programming necessary to help prepare our students for college and career readiness and future success.”

Steven Beyl – Principal, Providence High School
“We are very grateful for the efforts of the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission to provide assistance to ensure the students in our community will have the necessary education in workforce development required to participate in the ever-changing global economy.  These are necessary skills that our students must learn to be in the best possible position to succeed as they leave our schools.”

Kimberly C. Hartlage, Ph.D. – Deputy Superintendent, Greater Clark County Schools
“Greater Clark County Schools greatly appreciates the funding provided by the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission to support our students and to promote unique programming efforts and initiatives ultimately advancing community involvement and workforce development.”

Stephany Tucker – Principal, St. Anthony of Padua School
“We are extremely grateful to the Town of Clarksville for including St. Anthony School in the assistance fund. These funds will allow us to further prepare students, both academically and socially, and to participate in the competitive and global economy. We are always looking for new and inventive ways to support students and these funds will allow us to continue to do so. Thank you again for helping us fulfill our mission.”