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Webinar: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act & Philanthropy

In 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in order to provide greater access to employment, especially to those experiencing homelessness. The success of its implementation requires partnerships and collaboration from communities, government, and foundations alike. 

In this webinar, we will examine how employment and WIOA intersect with homelessness and what opportunities are present for philanthropy to ensure the planning and implementation of WIOA leads to better opportunities for employment.

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Please note: The webinar is at 2pm eastern time.  If you are logged in, the time should reflect your current time zone. If you have any questions regarding the time, please contact Lauren at lauren@funderstogether.org

This event is intended for funders.  Before you invite non-funders to participate, please contact Lauren Bennett at lauren@funderstogether.org

February 23, 2016 at 2pm - 3pm
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-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

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