Using Data, Hunches, and Engagement for More Equitable Outcomes

THURSDAY 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Racial Equity, Evaluation & Impact – Gold Room

Learn about an innovative partnership that strengthens workforce providers’ use of data to improve impact while integrating a strong racial/social equity lens. Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) is collaborating with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce’s Workforce Benchmarking Network (WBN) and Race Forward (a national organization advancing racial justice) on the Regional Workforce Development Learning Community. Through coaching and technical assistance, peer learning events and the national Benchmarking survey, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey grantees are improving their use of disaggregated data and constituent input in a continuous improvement process for more equitable outcomes. Also, hear how this work builds on WBN activities in other NFWS collaborative cities.


  • Marty Miles, Senior Policy Associate, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Carniesha Kwashie, Director, Job Opportunity Investment Network
  • Kysha Frazier Senior Policy Associate, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Jaqueline Tucker, GARE East Region Project Manager, Race Forward