In a one year period, 14 Maryland Philanthropy Network members invested nearly $12M to address homelessness in Baltimore City. Join us as we develop a more intentional group to address homelessness in Baltimore, including funders interested in employment and workforce development, to discuss issues and strategies.
Increasing numbers of people are engaging in freelancing, independent contracting and gig work. These arrangements can offer flexibility and autonomy. They can also put workers at risk as they take on labor and capital costs without having access to employer insurance/benefits or a platform for collective worker voice. Join us for a discusssion on the implications of independent work in Baltimore and draw from the experiences with supporting freelance workers in the Bay Area and NYC.
This is the continuation of the Baltimore Workforce Funder Collaborative (BWFC) Retreat held in August 2018. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing labor market prospects of unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City residents while meeting the needs of our region’s employers for a skilled workforce.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Basic Human Needs and Workforce Development Affinity Groups invite you to a conversation about the next steps regarding employment and income strategies (the Journey to Jobs project); a summary of the resource development fiscal scan to which Maryland Philanthropy Network members contributed data as well as the plan that came out of it; and the status of shelter beds available to families.
The Baltimore Workforce Funders Collabortive ( BWFC ) meets each month. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing labor market prospects of unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City residents while meeting the needs of our region’s employers for a skilled workforce.
During this retreat, Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC) members will review the goals and strategies of the collaborative, renew a common commitment to shared work and develop a set of recommendations for the Baltimore workforce development arena.
Hosted by the Education and Workforce Development Affinity Groups, join us for a discussion with a panel of CTE systems leaders.
Join members of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative on a visit to the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, MD to learn about opportunities to help entry level construction workers build careers in the maintenance and preservation of historic properties.
How do we best prepare students for 21st century careers and the future economy? There's a growing interest in finding ways to prepare students for a wide range of high wage, high skill and high demand jobs and careers. We will explore research related to CTE, best practices, models of success and challenges with preparing students for high wage, high skill careers.