News & Insights
Equal Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream (video)
Our President & CEO, Gary A. Officer, sat down with Joseph Kenner, President & CEO of Greyston, to discuss equitable opportunity, economic mobility, and Greyston’s innovative Open Hiring® program.
Biden’s Big Bet on Race
The latest post by the Center for Workforce Inclusion asks the important question: Like so many other people and institutions, then-candidate Biden found the right words during last summer’s protests, too. But nearly six months into a presidency largely defined by its response to a historic pandemic and intent on stabilizing a country reeling from multiple crises, it’s worth asking of the man who made mending racial divisions the central thesis of his decision to run: how is he doing?
Maryland Economic Forum with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
Gary A. Officer, President & CEO of the Center for Workforce Inclusion, sat down with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) on Friday, June 18th to discuss a number of critical workforce issues confronting our community: President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, The American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan, Black Lives Matter, and restoring civility to our political discourse. This event was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Unleashing the Power of Older Adults
By casting older adults primarily as service recipients, "senior centers" are missing an opportunity to transform their communities into places that empower their members to age well. Community centers of the future must be places that facilitate access to the resources of their wider communities and unleash the power of older adults to use their knowledge, skills, and energy to support their fellow community members.
Older Americans Month Town Hall
To celebrate Older Americans Month, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) national grantees hosted a Virtual Town Hall. During this critical discussion, our panel addressed challenges facing older job-seekers as they attempt to reenter the workforce and policies to promote an equitable economic recovery. The panel included Gary A. Officer, President & CEO Center for Workforce Inclusion; Marc Morial, President & CEO National Urban League; and Joe Carbone, President & CEO The Workplace.
It’s Our Choice
During the past year, we have seen a series of graphic examples of the harassment and violence that our neighbors face, from the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd to the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. We call on everyone across the U.S. to take an active stand against harassment and violence. Make your voice heard through social media, community gatherings, protests, volunteering, and charitable donations. Be an ally, advocate, activist and an anti-racist.