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Join Us September 10th to Learn How You Can Get the Most Out of Workforce Matters Programming
Are you new to Workforce Matters? Just looking for information about how to get more involved? Join us for one of our monthly Office Hours, where you'll have an opportunity to share information about your interests, learn more about Workforce Matters, and connect with other workforce grantmakers who are also seeking out learning and partnership opportunities. Our next Office Hours will be Friday, September 10th at 12:00 pm eastern.
"The only way to know what is going on with a specific group is to let them be a part of the discussion!"
In our latest blog post, Workforce Matters College Intern Kesmyre Smalls reflects on A New Deal for Youth (ND4Y) is a youth-led, youth-centered effort advocating for the creation of new systems, policies, investments and structures that reimagine life for young people in America.
on our calendars
Envisioning a U.S. Economy that Works for Everyone
Sept 2nd 3:00 pm ET | Connecting Communities / The Federal Reserve System | Online
Support Thriving Families and Increase Equitable Access to the Improved Child Tax Credit
Sept 9th 1:00 pm ET | Asset Funders Network + EITC Funders Network | Online
Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health
Sept 9th 2:00 pm ET | The Federal Reserve System | Online
Sept 10-19 | Welcoming America | Online/In-Person
Tax Credits: The Anti-poverty Tool of the 21st Century
Sept 22nd 2:00 pm ET | Economic Opportunity Funders | Online
Rebuilding for All - 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit
Oct 14th | Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute | Online
new information + resources
Creating an impact with Credential Quality and Transparency
National Skills Coalition
State Strategies to Break Down Barriers and Expand Access to Infrastructure Careers
The Original Portable Benefit: A Policy Proposal to Strengthen Social Security and Benefit Portability
The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative
Digital Transformation in Labor And Education Systems: Improving The Government Response to the Next Unemployment Crisis
The Brookings Institution
Now Hiring: Putting U.S. Workers Back to Work in Good Jobs & Catalyzing Equitable Economic Recovery
People First, Employees Second: Workers Reflect on What Good Jobs Mean to Them
Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path
New York Times
Cutting unemployment insurance benefits did not boost job growth
Economic Policy Institute
With Learners, Not for Learners: A Toolkit for Elevating Learner Voice in CTE
New America's Center on Education and Labor has launched a request for proposals for community colleges that excel in workforce development. Six winners will receive $50,000 grants, national visibility, and the opportunity to contribute to integral research to advance student success and career preparation at 2-year institutions in the United States. Learn more.
Ascendium and Sova are pleased to announce the release of a National Rural Postesencondary Research Agenda. The research agenda outlines key research questions in the field, with a focus on generating knowledge that can help practitioners and policymakers remove systemic barriers faced by rural learners from low-income backgrounds. Learn more.
The Federal Reserve System is seeking information about the impact of COVID-19 on low-to moderate-income communities. Findings from their previous surveys are available in Perspectives from Main Street: The Impact of COVID-19 on Low- to Moderate-Income Communities and the Entities Serving Them. Learn more + Respond to the 2021 survey.