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. Rodríguez, 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…

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…

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…

Guest Post: How Can Philanthropic Funders Advance Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Workers?

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 By: Monica Munn Monica Munn is Senior Director of the Mariam Assefa Fund at World Education Services and member of the Steering Committee of Workforce Matters. Founded in 1974, World Education Services Inc. (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees Read more…