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Employment Webinar Series: Leveraging the WIOA to Expand Employment Opportunities For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Thursday, May 9 | 2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT | 12:30pm MT | 11:30am PT

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides some important opportunities for a variety of populations that have high-barriers to employment, including people experiencing homelessness. Melissa Young, Director of National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity at Heartland Alliance, will explore how WIOA can be used to help people experiencing homelessness and key ways funders can help communities leverage the local and state WIOA planning process to increase employment opportunities. 

Speakers:  

  • Melissa Young, Director of National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity, Heartland Alliance 

Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@FundersTogether.org  

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May 09, 2019 at 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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