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…

Dec 4 News + Updates

what we’re up to Insights from Our Members In our newest guest post, Robin Kramer of The Smidt Foundation discusses findings from two studies the Foundation commissioned through its Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Initiative: A JFF landscape of high school trades education in all 50 states, and nationwide opinion research from NORC 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…