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A Brief History of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions envisions an equitable future where workers, employers, and communities are thriving and prosperous. Founded in 2007 by philanthropic and workforce committed to a shared vision for the nation’s workforce, the National Fund collaborates with workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs, and invest in equitable outcomes.

The National Fund has built a network of over 30 communities that partner with employers and workers to drive change at the local level. With the support of over 27 national and local funders, the National Fund network has collectively leveraged $83 million to expand industry partnerships, provide workers with in-demand skills, and advocate for systems change efforts across the country.

In 2016, the National Fund launched as an independent organization, committed to developing an equitable workforce where workers, employers, and communities are thriving. The National Fund leverages its robust network of regional collaboratives to pursues four integrated workforce solutions to create an economy where everyone prospers.

The National Fund activates employers to make jobs better. They equip workers for success and change the systems that hinder their access to opportunity and advancement. The National Fund catalyzes its network to co-invest in these solutions so communities have the resources they need to do the work. All of which is embedded with the values of racial equity and inclusion, collaboration, systems thinking, and innovation and continuous learning.

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PRESS RELEASES

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Expands Network to Western Massachusetts

11.11.21  •  by Ashley Williams  •  

A map showing the National Fund's network
Springfield WORKS joins the National Fund network to create pathways to opportunity   Washington, DC, November 11, 2021 — The National Fund for Workforce Solutions welcomes Springfield WORKS into its network of…

Meet Michelle Rafferty, the National Fund’s New Chief Program Officer

11.10.21  •  by Ashley Williams  •  

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is excited to announce Michelle Rafferty as our new chief program officer. Michelle has more than 15 years of experience in workforce development and…

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Expands Network to Wilmington, Delaware

10.21.21  •  by Ashley Williams  •  

A map showing the National Fund's network
Wilmington Alliance and the Wilmington is Working Collaborative join the National Fund network to improve workforce outcomes in the Wilmington region Washington, DC, October 21, 2021 — The National Fund for…

CareerSTAT Leaders Help Craft Inclusive Recovery Healthcare Proposal Sent to Congress and the White House

8.17.21  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

National Healthcare panel of experts identify solutions to issues that must be addressed to build an inclusive care economy infrastructure   WASHINGTON, D.C. – CareerSTAT leaders, and other members of…

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