Guest Post: Acting as Agents for Change in the Era of COVID-19: Priorities for Funders of Workforce Initiatives

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020 By Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP is Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications at the Kessler Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s comprehensive grant making program and its communications department. The Kessler Foundation drives positive change for people with disabilities Read more…

06/30/20 Webinar: Approaches to Virtual Work-based Learning and CTE: Practices and Considerations

Join Workforce Matters, Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and Youth Transition Funders Group for a webinar exploring approaches to virtual work-based learning and career technical education. We will explore how programs around the country are adapting their approaches as Read more…

05/28/20 Webinar: Towards an Equitable Response and Recovery – Grantmaking Strategy Under COVID-19

Thursday, May 28th Interested in learning more about how your peers are tackling the challenges of grantmaking in the COVID-19 era? Join Workforce Matters and our partners at the Children, Youth, and Family Funders Roundtable; Economic Opportunity Funders; NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy; Funders Together to End Homelessness; Grantmakers Read more…

Welcome to our newest Steering Committee members!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Steering Committee members: Robin Boggs, Director, US Corporate Citizenship, Accenture Atlanta, GA Robin Boggs is the Director, US Corporate Citizenship, for Accenture, a leading global professional services company.  In this role, Robin is responsible for outcomes from the company’s signature community investment programs, Read more…

11/21/19 Webinar: Career Academies and Work-Based Learning

Career Academies and Real-World Learning Experiences Thursday, November 21st 3 pm ET Building on a site visit our Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning learning network made to the Racine Academies in May 2019, we’ve structured a follow-up learning opportunity for grantmakers interested in learning more about the Career Academy model. High school Read more…

11/06/19 Event: Employer Practices Convening

Is your foundation investing in strategies to launch, accelerate, strengthen, or scale projects that help employers update their recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, retention, and advancement practices? Workforce Matters will be convening a small group of our Employer Practices Learning Network members and other grantmakers for a funder-to-funder conversation about lessons learned and anticipated Read more…