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 Workforce Solutions welcomes Wilmington into its network of regional workforce collaboratives. A national implementation network fuels the National Fund’s mission. Regional workforce collaboratives bring together diverse community partners to help individuals develop new skills and access good jobs, businesses find trained employees, and communities generate inclusive prosperity.
Wilmington Alliance envisions a growing and equitable Wilmington workforce ecosystem that attracts, trains, and supports the Wilmington workforce to accelerate economic mobility for all. Wilmington is Working Collaborative coalesces key stakeholders in a collaborative approach to realize strategies that improve job access and retention.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Wilmington is Working Collaborative into our network,” said National Fund Network Director Hollie Marston. “Wilmington brings a strong approach to cross-sector stakeholder engagement and a commitment to equitable and prosperous communities.”
Wilmington is Working focuses on the under- and unemployed residents of greater Wilmington. By addressing complex issues such as disinvestment, recidivism, and education inequities, Wilmington is Working strengthens the workforce in ways that help the entire city of Wilmington and surrounding areas.
“Wilmington Alliance is proud to be in a space to help create collaborative opportunities to do the right thing for our residents,” said Renata B. Kowalczyk, president and CEO of Wilmington Alliance. “Wilmington is Working Collaborative brings partners around the table from various sectors that support workforce development. We are proud to utilize PMG Consulting, LLC as our Collective Impact provider, to help us lead this important work.” Our mission aligns well with the National Fund for Workforce Solution’s core values and solutions. We are eager to be a part of this network to learn from others and share what we learn in order to advance equitable in Wilmington and nationally.”
About National Fund for Workforce Solutions
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions invests in a dynamic national network of 30+ communities taking a demand-driven, evidence-based approach to workforce development. At the local level, the National Fund’s partner organizations contribute resources, test ideas, collect data, and improve public policies and business practices that help all workers succeed and employers have the talent they need to compete. Learn more at www.NationalFund.org.
About Wilmington Alliance and Wilmington is Working Collaborative
The Wilmington Alliance is a collaborative organization based on a Collective Impact Model Framework that facilitates pathways to create a more equitable landscape for Wilmington residents by fostering economic mobility for all. The Alliance’s main initiatives are centered around targeted approaches in workforce development, entrepreneurship, small business support, community engaged revitalization, and creative placemaking. The Wilmington Alliance: Wilmington is Working Collaborative is committed to align equitable strategies for job growth, thus strengthening the Wilmington workforce ecosystem.