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Advancing Equity in the Workforce Ecosystem Twitter Chat
Join Workforce Matters (@WFMFunders) and Working Nation (@WorkingNation) for a Twitter Chat on May 26 about our Racial Equity Framework for Workforce Development Funders. What are grantmakers doing well to advance workforce equity? What could they do more of? What barriers do workforce organizations face in advancing equity? How can we ensure organizations most proximate to communities of color get the resources they need?
New Resource! Stretching Dollars, Growing Impact: A Workforce Funder’s Guide to Leveraging Public Funding
The field of workforce development is anticipating a historic infusion of new public funding. Philanthropy has an important opportunity to help ensure that these dollars are deployed equitably and effectively. Drawing on the insights and experience of Workforce Matters members, this eight-page guide outlines a range of strategies that grantmakers can use to extend the reach and amplify the impact of public investments.
on our calendars
Ask Us Anything Webinar: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector
May 19 | 1:30pm ET | Atlanta Fed Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity | Virtual
What Is Budget Reconciliation Anyway?
May 20 | 12:00 pm ET | Whiteboard Advisors | Virtual
Encouraging Job Quality in Small Businesses Advising, Lending, and Procurement Approaches
May 20 | 2:00 pm ET | Economic Opportunities Program at The Aspen Institute | Virtual
Technology-Enabled Disruption Conference: Implications for Business, Labor Markets & Monetary Policy
May 21 | 8:15 am ET | Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Dallas and Richmond | Virtual
A New Deal for Youth: Our Vision. Our Demands. Why We Can't Wait.
May 26 | 4:00 pm ET | CLASP | Virtual
Investing in Community College Students: Unmet Demand, Untapped Potential
May 26 | 2:00 pm ET | Strada Education | Virtual
Power is at the Root: How Funders and Workforce Leaders Can Center Workers in the "Future of Work"
May 27 | 6:30 pm ET | ReWork the Bay, Jobs with Justice SF, and Working Partnerships USA | Virtual
Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it
June 15 | 1:00 pm ET | Asset Funders Network + Economic Opportunity Funders | Virtual
June 15-16 | 12:00 pm ET | JFF | Virtual
new information + resources
Mother and Daughter Do the Same Job. Why Does One Make $9 More an Hour?
New York Times
A National Paid Leave Program Would Help Workers, Families
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Jobs Report: The Boom That Wasn’t
New York Times
The Cost of Economic and Racial Injustice in Postsecondary Education
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
WorkRise invites Letters of Inquiry for research projects that better define a challenge facing economically vulnerable workers and/or generate new evidence about potential solutions, meaning practices, policies, or programs that could increase the economic resilience and mobility of such workers. The deadline to respond to the RFP is 11:59 pm EDT, June 27, 2021.
The Families and Workers Fund seeks a Senior Program Manager to manage programs and community engagement, reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a part of a growing team.
The Kellogg Foundation is searching for a Program Officer to help lead the Family Economic Security work on the national team. The new officer’s portfolio will be focused on responding to the significant economic challenges facing low-income workers in this moment, with a particular emphasis on the systemic and racial barriers that impact economic mobility, workforce development, and job access.
The recently-announced Care for All with Respect and Equity Fund (CARE) Fund will invest $50 million over five years in movement-building for a universal publicly supported care infrastructure that will fuel the economy, improve outcomes for kids, promote equity and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live independently with safety and dignity. It is supported by Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Heising-Simons Foundation, Perigee Fund, Pivotal Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Open Society Foundations.
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