This website, compiled by the Aspen Workforce Strategies Initiative, features resources that define the sector approach, describe sector initiatives, document worker outcomes, and offer a variety of resources to those working to operate in or support this field of practice.
This report—released by the National Governors Association, the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and the National Skills Coalition—offers a snapshot of sector strategies today, an overview of what makes them different from traditional workforce and economic development programs and a description of actions that state administrators and policymakers can take as part of a policy framework to support the strategies’ creation and effective operation.
This step-by-step is the product of the past ten years of lessons learned from the sector strategy field across the United States. Th is curriculum was created by a partnership between Woolsey Group, Collaborative Economics, and Genz Consulting (October 2016).
The Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is the culmination of Metro’s efforts to articulate how the agency intends to advance equity in its crucial work in the Portland metropolitan region. The Strategic Plan builds on the extensive equity work that Metro departments and venues have been conducting for a number of years. Moving forward, the Strategic Plan will provide a unified strategic direction and additional focus for the crucial equity work currently underway at Metro, both agency-wide and in specific departments and venues. (2016)
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This article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity and prosperity. It first gauges the depth of the challenge that our communities face in racial disparities, then surveys the evolution of the role of philanthropies in addressing poverty and traces the long history of racialization of institutions and systems. Finally, this article focuses on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation that others working for racial equity might employ to meet their needs