Julian Castro

Local News
4:30 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Charlotte Gets $2.2 Million Job Training Grant For Public Housing Residents

Credit hud.gov

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Charlotte Thursday. He visited a public housing site called Southside Homes to announce a $2.2 million grant for a program that trains public housing residents for good job opportunities.

It’s called the Jobs Plus Pilot Program. Castro says a five-year pilot testing phase shows the program works.

"In the study that was done, the demonstration project, participants had a 14 percent income gain than folks who didn’t go through the pilot project," says Castro. 

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Election 2012
3:59 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Julian Castro Launches Voter Registration Drive Targeting Latinos In East Charlotte

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro answers questions from reporters after a speech at an Obama campaign office in East Charlotte on Tuesday.
Tasnim Shamma

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, was in east Charlotte on Friday. He spoke to volunteers to help launch a voter registration drive for Latinos in North Carolina.

Castro received a warm welcome from President Obama campaign volunteers in an east Charlotte strip mall.

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