Dealflow | January 6, 2018

ReciproCare and La Cocina share $100,000 for D.C. area workforce development

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The two enterprises were selected as winners by the Points of Light civic accelerator.

Focused on the future of work, the program has invested $800,000 in 123 startups over the past five years. Half the participating teams are led by women and 70% by people of color.

Eleven startups took part in the latest 10-week program and selected the winners. ReciproCare is a D.C.-based for-profit that connects caregivers to senior care organizations.

La Cocina, an Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit, provides culinary-career training to unemployed immigrants.