CWFA is supporting
AMPT, a capacity-building provider for non-profits, to provide technical assistance to organizations considering applying to this RFP.
The organizations selected will lead a health-equity based approach to further contain the spread of COVID-19, and ultimately will build Chicago's future public health workforce. Visit www.ChiTracing.com for more info.
Community-based organizations that are interested in exploring this opportunity and potentially receive technical assistance with their application can find more information
HERE. The Funder Alliance will also provide open access technical assistance in the form of a grantwriting best practices workshop tailored to the RFP.
Members of the Contact Tracing Corps will have access to an "Earn-and-Learn" program to help them pursue career pathways in public health and related fields upon completion of their Corps employment. Investment in the implementation of this career pathway program is a major focus of the Equitable Recovery Corps Fund, and CWFA is proud to be working with the Partnership and with Chicagoland's visionary public health leaders on its design.
CHICAGOLAND CAREER PATHWAYS PARTNERS WITH REGION'S NEW YOUNG ADULT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PORTAL
Chicago and Cook County have a
new young adult workforce development portal, launched jointly by RoadTrip Nation and The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. The Portal features conversations with and motivational stories from a variety of successful professionals in our region's high demand industry sectors. The website also features resources for career exploration, and local initiatives geared toward youth.
The new portal is a great complement to the work of CWFA's Pro Path Fund,especially the Chicagoland Career Pathways program directory at www.careerpathways.net. The new portal has highly visual and engaging content about occupations and career pathways, and the directory has concrete, actionable content on programs to pursue those pathways. CWFA is proud to help sponsor the new portal and work towards alignment and integration steps that optimize the experiences of users on both sites.
The seventh annual intern career conference of the
Financial Services Pipeline (FSP) Initiative, hosted by the
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, went virtual on July 9th for the first time due to COVID-19. This year's theme was "Navigating Your Career Through Adversity". Over 250 interns and students representing 1
4 FSP member firms and eight non-profit partners, including Greenwood Project, Cristo Rey, Urban Alliance, and Year Up, received tactical tips, heard from inspirational speakers including keynote from Samara Hernandez of Chingona Ventures, took a mindfulness break, and participated in a networking activity through GoGame.
FSP was formed in 2013 with two primary goals:
Increase the representation of Latinos and African-Americans, at all levels, within the Chicago area financial services industry
Improve the overall cultural competency within the Chicago area financial services industry.