This event has been canceled. We'll see you again next month for our last gathering of the year!
Over the last two decades, waves of immigrants have made rural communities their homes. This shift, however, has not been easy, with some communities experiencing racist, anti-immigrant backlash. Join this webinar to learn from three organizers and movement builders about how they are fighting back against discrimination and the exploitation of immigrant communities while building immigrant and worker power in rural areas.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is hosting this program in partnership with Maryland Philanthropy Network, Forefront, SoCal Grantmakers, and Neighborhood Funders Group - Integrated Rural Strategies Group and Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders.
Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC) meets each month. The Collaborative is a group of private and public funders committed to advancing equity, job quality and systems change efforts that lead to family-sustaining wages, strengthened communities and a vibrant local economy. BWFC members actively fund workforce development, are willing to co-invest, are committed to tracking outcomes and sharing investment data, and work together to improve workforce systems.
In 2021, Maryland passed legislation that set up the Growing Opportunities in Family Child Care (GOFCC) program to provide targeted support for individuals to open a registered (licensed) family child care program. During this meeting, Laura Weeldreyer and Lacey Egerton from Maryland Family Network will present details about GOFCC, an implementation grant process, and how the initiative contributes an important solution to help address the child care crisis.
Please join the Workforce Funders Affinity Group to hear outcomes from this year’s legislative session. Our speakers will share information about passed legislation and efforts that did not quite make it this year. They will also provide information outcomes of specific bills in the 2022 Maryland Legislative Session in the issue areas of workforce development and quality jobs, the public safety net, financial education, asset building, and consumer protections.
The second in our two-part series will focus on practitioner perspectives on teacher retention, challenges, and opportunities.