It's not too late to join Funders Together's newest community of practice focused on employment and homelessness.
Over the next two years, Funders Together will host a community of practice for funders dedicated to connecting homelessness programs and systems with workforce and employment. We already have an incredible list of participants from across the country. But, we have a few spots left!
Every month throughout 2018 and 2019, this group will meet virtually or in person to learn the basics of the employment and homelessness systems, best practices and solutions from across the country, and what we know based on the data we have. As a group, we will determine where there are gaps in funding or knowledge, what we need to take solutions to scale, and how we can help move this work forward both locally and nationally to create systemic change. In addition to virtual meetings, we will host two in-person meetings each year which will provide an opportunity to learn from a community that is doing this work and to learn and plan with fellow community members. These regular connections not only allow participants to learn together, but to build relationships and share challenges and successes in their own work.
After our first community of practice, Foundations for Youth Success, participants identified the most valuable part of the community as the opportunity to build relationships with a peer network. In fact, participants were so inspired by their work together that they decided to continue meeting and invite other funders to join what is now known as the Youth Network.
If you would like to build your own peer network and really help make employment a part of every homelessness system, this community is for you! We will have the first virtual meeting with the full group in January 2018. If you are interested in joining this amazing group of funders, reach out to Jennifer Olney at [email protected] today!
We believe that to make this community a success it is important to engage a diverse group of participants. Due to the generosity of community members, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for travel and fees. If you would like to learn more about scholarships, please reach out.