NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A greater number of African-American men could earn leadership positions in Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in the near future.

That’s because the group, which runs a hospital in the city, is launching a mentoring program designed to “increase opportunities” in management for African-American men. A $16,000 grant from the Catholic Center for Human Development, which is an anti-poverty program from the U.S. Catholic Bishops, will fund the effort, according to Saint Peter’s.

Church officials presented the grant to Saint Peter’s last week at the hospital, during the 27th annual interfaith celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.

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Saint Peter’s office of diversity and inclusion will run the program, which will accept men upon the recommendation of their managers.

Their direct supervisors will act as mentors, according to Saint Peter’s. Participants, meanwhile, will undergo training and educational sessions that aim to boost their “career-building skills.”