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Employment Webinar Series: Secure Jobs: A Holistic Approach To Increasing Income and Stabilizing Housing

Thursday, September 19 | 2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT | 12:30pm MT | 11:30am PT

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Secure Jobs Connecticut takes a holistic approach to increasing income for families and aims to address the issues at the intersection of employment and housing. What began as a three-year demonstration pilot, is about to enter its next phase and is showing promise in helping families not only gain and retain employment, but also secure stable housing.  

Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer at Melville Charitable Trust, will lead us in exploring the lessons learned and challenges of this three-year pilot. Based on the findings, she will discuss the next iteration of these efforts, set to launch this fall, and what role funders can explore in supporting similar approaches in their community. 

This webinar is the final installment of our Employment Webinar Series. To view the past webinars, view our Webinar Recordings page. 


Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer, Melville Charitable Trust

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 [email protected]

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September 19, 2019 at 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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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.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

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