Member Sponsored Event: Extending Impact of Workforce Development with Integrated Service Delivery
Evidence from programs across the country suggests that outcomes for workforce development programs can be significantly improved by integrating a suite of additional financial stability services such as benefits screening, financial education, credit counseling, and savings programs into the day-to-day fabric of employment programming. In fact, research shows that clients who receive bundled services are four to five times more likely to achieve major financial stability outcomes. This approach, sometimes known as Centers for Working Families or Financial Opportunity Centers, has been extremely successful in communities such as Detroit, Boston, and Chicago, where thousands of clients receive bundled services each year. This approach is known collectively as “Integrated Service Delivery,” and national organizations such as the Working Families Support Network and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation have distilled best practices and lessons learned for integrating services to bolster workforce outcomes.
The first 90 minutes will consist of a presentation of evidence of outcomes, lessons learned, and best replication practices from major cities throughout the US, and the final 90 minutes will consist of an open discussion for next steps and implementation of Integrated Service Delivery in the Baltimore context.
Our speakers will be Guy Loudon, Executive Director, Jane Addams Resource Corporation - Financial Opportunity Center; and
Kevin Jordan, Senior Vice President of National Programs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
This event is sponsored by the United Way of Central Maryland and is open to both Maryland Philanthropy Network members and interested non-members. Light refreshments will be provided.