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Webinar: Leveraging Innovative Employment Tactics to Serve Those Experiencing Homelessness

The connection between employment and homelessness is evident: homelessness is a barrier to stable employment. Without the fair opportunity for employment, the ability to find a home and stay housed dramatically decreases putting individuals and families at risk. How, as funders, can we invest in and use our influence to leverage tactics to help employ individuals experiencing homelessness?

Join us on Wednesday, August 24th at 3:30pm ET as our expert panelists discuss how funders can advance employment opportunities and engage employers in the community to build support around these efforts. The speakers will also share examples of what is working in Colorado to help individuals who experience barriers to employment through partnerships throughout the community.

Panelists include:

  • Ed Blair, Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Jeff Hirota, The Denver Foundation
  • Chaer Robert, Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Laura Ware, Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Melissa Young, Heartland Alliance

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Please note: The webinar is at 3:30pm 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 [email protected]

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August 24, 2016 at 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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