At Funders Together, we work to facilitate information sharing and scale best practices. One of the ways we do this is through issue- and community-based learning communities.
New communities in 2017:
Communities across the country are increasingly becoming aware of the need to connect the homelessness and employment systems to better serve vulnerable populations with both housing and jobs. This learning community will explore the intersections of the homelessness and employment systems, and the funder's role in advancing the efforts of both.
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United Ways Partnering to End Homelessness
United Ways play a unique role in ending homelessness. They have been a leading proponent and designer of 10 Year Plans to End Homelessness in communities throughout the U.S. and they have a strong voice in influencing policymakers. With United Way Worldwide, we will create a space for United Ways to share strategies and best practices reflective of their role in communities.
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From 2015-2016, Funders Together to End Homelessness hosted a Community of Practice focused on funders’ roles in ending youth and young adult homelessness. This community, Foundations for Youth Success (FYS), brought together philanthropic leaders -- large, national funders as well as those working at the local level -- to identify best practices in implementing effective solutions for our young people. Throughout this two-year initiative, members participated in regular virtual meetings and came together in person twice a year.
Resources and learnings from this community can be found on the youth homelessness page.
To join Foundations for Youth Success participants and other funders in continued learning, join FTEH's new Youth Network! Email Jennifer Olney at email@example.com to learn more.