Blog Post: Advancing Racial Equity in Workforce Development – A Conversation with Allison Gerber

In 2019, the Annie E. Casey Foundation partnered with Associated Black Charities (ABC) and Workforce Matters to launch the Advancing Racial Equity in Workforce Development initiative. The initiative built the capacity of organizations engaged in research, advocacy, technical assistance and other field-building activities in workforce development to integrate and apply policies Read more…

Blog Post: Advancing Racial Equity in Workforce Development – A Conversation with Diane Bell-McKoy

In 2019, the Annie E. Casey Foundation partnered with Associated Black Charities and Workforce Matters to launch the Advancing Racial Equity in Workforce Development initiative.  The initiative focused on building the capacity of workforce field-building organizations to integrate and apply a racial equity lens to their organizational, operational, and programmatic Read more…

Dec 18 News + Updates

what we’re up to Congratulations to our newest Steering Committee members! Please join us in welcoming our newest Steering Committee members: Monique Baptiste, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Laura Burgher, Annie E. Casey Foundation Isa Ellis, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Jennifer LaForest, Holloway Family Foundation Kristen Titus, Cognizant US Foundation Read more…

Guest Post: Insights from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is the flagship program of the Smidt Foundation.  Everything we do to advance skilled trades education in America’s public high schools rests on three beliefs: People who work with their hands are intelligent, creative, and deserve our admiration and support; Students learning the trades can Read more…

Nov 5 News + Updates

what we’re up to New! Post-Election Analysis for Philanthropy from Economic Opportunity Funders Workforce Matters is pleased to partner with our colleagues at Economic Opportunity Funders to connect workforce grantmakers with an opportunity to participate in EOF’s post-election virtual funder learning series. Register today to participate in one of their upcoming Read more…

Blog Post: Connecting Justice-Impacted Individuals to Employment: Reflections on The Road Up

Workforce Matters recently had the opportunity to screen the documentary The Road Up and host a Q&A, moderated by Tameshia Mansfield of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, with panelists Sheena Meade from Clean Slate Initiative, Esther Franco-Payne from Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA), and Kristen Robinson, co-founder of the Ecofeminist Action Institute Read more…

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…