Quarterly Meeting of the New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative

Thursday, January 18, 2024 -
9:30am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York 320 East 43rd Street; Nelson Mandela room
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This in-person convening of the New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative will focus on the impact of new federal legislation—including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act—on New York City.  
Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi, leader of the city's Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, will join us for a conversation on the task force’s efforts to secure these once-in-a-generation federal investments.   Abby Jo Sigal, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development, and Douglas Lipari, Executive Director of NYC’s Office of Community Hiring, will discuss the city’s infrastructure workforce strategy and equity goals.  Finally, Davon Lomax, Political Director of District Council 9, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and Melissa Shetler, Senior Training and Education Associate with Cornell’s ILR School, will share their perspectives on building diverse pipelines of workers for the city’s infrastructure projects.
Workforce development funders and stakeholders will gain a deeper understanding of the role workers, training providers, labor unions, and the broader education and workforce development systems play in the city’s infrastructure strategy; the scale of infrastructure jobs on the horizon; and opportunities to align pathways to high-quality infrastructure jobs.  

What will you learn?

  • Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force goals and achievements

  • Local infrastructure job projections
  • The role of pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship pathways
  • Opportunities for the public and philanthropic sectors to expand access to well-paying infrastructure jobs


Who should attend?

All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.

How do you sign up?

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Program

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the “Register Now” link above. (No fee.)  

Members of Collaborators: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (No fee.)  

Non-Members: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($150 fee.)  

Please note that registration for the event is closing on January 16.

What else should you know?

This is an in-person event. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the program starts and be prepared to show your ID at the registration table. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

** Safety protocol: The health and safety of our members and staff remain a top priority. Masking, while not required, is highly encouraged within all areas of Philanthropy New York's spaces, unless eating or drinking. The Ford Foundation is no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the building, but please be sure to have a photo ID to check-in with security. **

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice has increased security protocols out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety, security, and peace of mind of all of colleagues, tenants and visitors. No threat alerts have been received - this is a proactive measure only.

Here is the key information public visitors, guests and event attendees should be aware of before coming to Philanthropy New York:

  • All members of the public (i.e., everyone who is not staff, service providers or tenants) must present a photo ID with a name that matches the name on their registration. Unregistered gallery visitors will also be required to show photo ID prior to entering the gallery, and when it reopens, the garden.
  • All bags will be subject to screening by a trained member of the security team.
  • Large bags and suitcases will not be allowed on workplace or convening floors, or in the gallery, and must be checked with security in the Welcome Lounge.
  • If a visitor arrives without a photo ID or the ID does not match their registration, security will contact the meeting or event host and that person will be required to come to the 43rd Street entrance to verify their guest.
  • Visitors should allow additional time to complete these screening procedures before their meeting or event begins.
  • Visitors should follow all posted signage and instructions from our security team.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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