Rethinking the Lexicon of Workforce Development: A Conversation with the Cognizant Foundation

The Cognizant Foundation was founded in 2018 to inspire, educate and prepare people of all ages to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow. The foundation serves historically excluded communities through the delivery of industry-relevant education, technical skills training programs and critical research needed to modernize workforce education, training Read more…

Guest Post: Seven Recommendations to Advance Racial Equity in the Workforce System

Authors: Desmond Amuh, Manager for Policy, Markle Foundation Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) Clair Minson, Founder & Principal Consultant, Sandra Grace LLC Paige Shevlin, Director of Policy and State Partnerships, Markle Foundation COVID-19 brought about the worst economic recession in modern history. With businesses shutting their Read more…

Guest Post: Advancing a more inclusive recovery by supporting community-driven solutions that build wealth for Black and Latina women

Guest post by Monique Baptiste, Vice President, Jobs & Skills, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Workforce Matters Steering Committee member and Linda M. Rodr√≠guez, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Here are two intertwined realities: Black and Latina women have long been financial backbones of their households Read more…

Blog Post: Getting to Know STARs – Highlights from a Conversation with Opportunity@Work

In February 2021, Workforce Matters invited Byron Auguste, CEO and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work and LaShana Lewis, CEO of L.M. Lewis Consulting and a technologist who also works on diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, to join our Steering Committee for a conversation about STARs — the 70+ million adults in Read more…

Blog Post: Catching up with the Families & Workers Fund

Workforce Matters recently caught up with Rachel Korberg to check in on the progress of the Families and Workers Fund as it approaches its first anniversary.¬†Rachel Korberg is currently a program officer at the Ford Foundation where she was a key member of the multi-foundation team that established the Families Read more…

Lessons Learned & Key Takeaways from our Inaugural Peer-to-Peer Learning Labs

In this blog post… About the Labs Real-World Implications: What Participants are Saying Key Take-Aways Advancing Equitable Employer Practices Amplifying the Voice and Power of Workers and Learners Redesigning Workforce Policies and Systems for Equity and Resiliency Further Reading: Learning Lab Resource List About the Labs In the Fall of Read more…