Throughout the year, Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) supports inner-city organizations with grants for programs that focus on job training.
This summer, LITE is featuring several of the organizations they help fund with a travelling photo exhibit, which was stationed at Assiniboine’s 200 Main Street branch the week of July 13, 2015.
The exhibit, titled LITE Reduces Poverty. One Job at a Time., was created by local photographer Christopher Friesen. The project not only highlights the organizations at work, it also puts a face to the participants as they create a brighter future for themselves and their families.
While many Assiniboine members are familiar with LITE through its annual wild blueberry blueberry pancake breakfasts and Christmas hampers, this exhibit offers a new insight into the work that grant recipients have been able to do because of members’ donations to LITE.
After its time at Assiniboine, the touring exhibit is being displayed at the following locations this summer:
July 27 – August 5
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
2000 Wellington Avenue
August 7 – 14
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
60 Osborne Street
August 15 – 16
1 Forks Market Road