In an opinion piece for The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, Fund President Brad Whitehead calls for "greater civic alignment and commitment to implementation at scale." He adds: "Perhaps what we really have is a cultural problem masquerading as a strategy question."
The Fund for Our Economic Future is pleased to announce it has become a regional partner with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The National Fund is a well-respected organization that provides technical assistance and resources for local funding collaboratives advancing workforce strategies. The technical assistance available through the National Fund is accessible to any Fund partner throughout our footprint. Learn more about the National Fund here.
Crain's shares news of coming collaborative program from Cuyahoga County to close the talent gap in three industries. As stated in our Two Tomorrows report, job preparation is a team sport requiring high performance and increased alignment across a variety of institutions. This is a great example of such alignment.
This Crain's editorial calls for increased focus in job creation, job preparation and job access, echoing many of the recommendations in our Fund's Two Tomorrows report. It also references our Fund's Kevin Alin and Peter Truog's urging that our region maximize its participation in the new federal Opportunity Zones program.
"The Two Tomorrows report challenges us to 'choose extraordinary.' We should. We can -- but only if we also choose to include everybody," writes Jan Roller, a partner in Cleveland's Giffen & Kaminski law firm, in this opinion piece on cleveland.com.
The Fund for Our Economic Future, in collaboration with partner organizations across Northeast Ohio, seeks a Director of Mobility Innovation who can seize the opportunity offered by transportation innovation and address a major economic need.
The members of the Fund for Our Economic Future have approved a number of grants to support the philanthropic collaborative’s mission of advancing Growth & Opportunity, including a two-year award of up to $300,000 for worker mobility pilots to improve access to jobs in Northeast Ohio.