At this time of major transition—to a new gubernatorial administration, a new mayor, and a restructured labor market—many New York City funders are poised to invest in strategies to strengthen the public workforce development system. How do we define a “system” as fragmented and complex as New York City’s? What opportunities exist to shape a more coherent and effective system for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers?
Join the New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative for an overview of the many public funding streams that comprise the city’s workforce development system and the populations they serve. In addition to foregrounding the systems-level reforms on workforce advocates’ agendas, this session will feature a panel of workforce leaders driving innovation in other regions.
- The federal funding streams that comprise New York City’s workforce system
- State- and city-level advocacy priorities from a diverse set of workforce stakeholders
- Examples of workforce system innovation from other major cities
- Peter Callstrom, President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership
- Jessica Centeno, Deputy Executive Director, Center for Employment Opportunities
- Laurie Bouillion Larrea, President, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
- John Helton, Executive Director, Atlanta CareerRise
- Melinda Mack, Executive Director, NYATEP
- James Parrott, Director, Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for New York City Affairs
- Daniel Liss, Director, New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
- Chris Neale, Acting Director, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
- Faye Penn, Executive Vice President, Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Cass Conrad, Executive Director, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and Co-Chair, New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative
- Marci Hunn, Program Director, Jobs, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
All interested funders. What to expect: Panel discussion followed by Q&A.
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