Education and workforce training open doors for families to greater economic security and flexibility, but for many families, there are substantial barriers. This is especially true for low-income families and communities of color. For the past several months, we have explored the dynamics of these barriers, including policies that are quickly changing to restrict access to much-needed supports, the expense of child care, housing insecurity, and the changing nature of work and its impact on work quality. Now, we come together to talk about the roles philanthropy can play in making education or workforce training more feasible for families.
- Caroline Altman Smith, The Kresge Foundation
- Rosa Maria Castaneda, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Louise Myrland, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
- Paula Sammons, W.K. Kellogg Foundation