Together, We Achieve More

A paper cutout of four people holding hands.With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season in full swing, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for everything our network has achieved in 2022.

The collaboratives in our network are transforming local and national conversations about workforce development by focusing on lasting change, connecting locally, and being anchored in deep relationships with employers.

In San Francisco, ReWork the Bay is shaping a more equitable regional economy by bringing together a coalition of stakeholders — including funders — to build local capacity to address the systemic barriers that allowed income growth to soar for the highest paid jobs and fall for the lowest paid ones.

In Louisville, Kentuckiana Works is collaborating with local schools and the chamber of commerce to grow the city’s Black middle class by removing barriers youth face in entering high-quality careers.

In Greensboro, the Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative is applying an equity lens to local apprenticeship programs and connecting Black youth to careers that have been historically unavailable to them — resulting in a diverse pipeline of skilled workers to fill the jobs of today and the future

This is just a small snapshot of what our network is achieving in more than 30 communities across the U.S., and we’re proud to support their work. Check out our 2022 Impact Report to learn more.

I am so grateful for all the workforce practitioners, employers, funders, and community partners who share our vision and are helping to bring it to life.

Amanda Cage

-- President and CEO, National Fund for Workforce Solutions