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Preventing Youth Homelessness Series Webinar: The Role of Employment Services

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 2:00 ET/1:00 CT/12:00 MT/11:00 PT 

Funders Together’s vision for housing justice necessitates that we disrupt the systems that create homelessness in the first place, even as we lament the immediate crisis of those living unhoused right now. This is no less true in the movement to prevent homelessness among youth. 

Building off Funders Together’s February convening on this topic, this webinar will dive deeper on the role of employment services in preventing youth homelessness by featuring national advocates and funders, including those with lived experience, in an interactive presentation. Come prepared to share your own work on this issue as applicable. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most pressing topics facing youth services organizations regarding employment
  • Describe the Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship program 
  • Name at least one opportunity for funders to support employment services for youth 


  • Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator) 
  • Amy Louttit, Youth Services Program Director, Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation 
  • Mary Ann (Mimi) Haley, Executive Director, National Youth Employment Coalition
  • Emily Ingram, Special Projects Manager, National Youth Employment Coalition


Funders Together staff will approve your registration, and you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar

To register for this webinar, please use the register button below.

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Michael Durham, Director of Networks.   

September 14, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Michael Durham · · (617) 245-0314 x102

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  • Isaac Manchego
    published this page in Programming 2022-07-21 14:00:03 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-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

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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