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Preventing & Ending Homelessness Through Employment: Lessons Learned & Pathways Forward - 2017 National SummitOctober 18, 2017
Preventing & Ending Homelessness through Employment: Lessons Learned & Pathways Forward A national summit in collaboration with Heartland Alliance, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, and Funders Together to End Homelessness along with the support of the Melville Charitable Trust and the Oak Foundation.
This is the conference booklet for Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity's 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? Included are descriptions of all conference sessions and pre-conference site visits as well as information about sponsors and plenary speakers.
This is the booklet that was distributed to attendees of the Working to End Homelessness (WEH) Innovation Workshop, which took place in Washington, DC. The WEH Innovation Workshop aimed to help Connections Project finalists strengthen their ideas for systems-level innovations to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers
There is still more work to be done to support transitions to work and advancement for individuals with barriers to employment. High unemployment and poverty have disproportionately affected Americans with barriers to employment and many disadvantaged jobseekers reside in communities hit hardest by the economic and housing crisis. Many more Americans have been unemployed for long periods - eroding skills and confidence to find and keep employment again. Given the realities of our current labor market and the challenges that lay ahead, the mandate for this event is to advance the field of subsidized employment and transitional jobs programs in this decade. Through presentations, discussions, peer-learning opportunities and networking collectively we will Bolsterprograms, Expand the dialogue, and Nurture innovation.
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