Workforce Development Working Group
We use our monthly workforce development Working Group meetings to discuss issues related to creating enhanced employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers and working poor families. The group identifies opportunities to reform public policies and improve local workforce development programs. Each month we have a varied agenda and frequently invite workforce providers and public policy advocates to present. Whether you are interested in opportunities to engage in advocacy, or would like to learn more about effective employment and training programs, the Working Group can serve as a useful resource.
To review handouts from all past meetings, click here.
Annually, more than 100 community-based advocates and providers participate in this working group. You can attend the meeting as a CJC member or other community stakeholder committed to ensuring access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people in poverty.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 9:30 – 11:30am
Mercy Housing – 1521 S. Wabash – Chicago
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Changes
Shannon Stewart | Executive Director & CEO | Inspiration Corporation
Johanna Dalton | Executive Director | Goldie’s Place
A Better Illinois Campaign
Marla Bramble | Coalition Outreach Director | A Better Illinois
Ian Gray | Director of Business Outreach | A Better Illinois
A Better Illinois (ABI) is a statewide campaign to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow for a fair income tax for residents, while generating revenue to fund our state priorities such as public safety, education, and health and human services. The campaign has many opportunities for you and your organization to get involved, including a Fair Tax Citizen lobby day in Springfield on Thursday, March 27. Marla and Ian will join us to talk about the campaign’s work during this legislative session.
Other Advocacy Updates
Dan Lyonsmith | Director of Government Relations | Chicago Jobs Council
Steve Simmons | Senior Policy Associate | Chicago Jobs Council
Please bring information that you would like to share with working group participants. We will have a table for handouts and an opportunity for brief announcements at the end of the meeting.
We welcome your valuable perspective and participation and look forward to seeing you. New participants are always welcome! No RSVP required.