As the workforce development ecosystem moves to create lasting impact, stakeholders should consider the important role that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can play as a source of workforce funding and capital with training and education partners. The overlapping clients and missions of CDFIs and workforce development providers creates a natural pairing to improve and scale training programs.
Joining MAX will be Katherine Townsend Kiernan, Research Analyst with the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Kiernan will lead a conversation on three case studies where CDFIs are meaningfully engaging with the workforce development ecosystem to advance equity and affordability for workforce development within their communities. In these case studies, CDFIs increase access to capital for the physical infrastructure needs of training programs, offer operational capital for new social enterprises, and create equitable access to tuition loans not traditionally available to certain segments of the population, particularly low-income borrowers.
Join MAX on Friday, February 25th, 9:00 AM for a timely and virtual conversation.
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ABOUT MAX MINUTES
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
Through our webinar series, MAX Minutes, MAX seeks to bring timely insights to providers, intermediaries, and other partners in workforce. MAX Minutes features talks by key experts in the Atlanta region and beyond on important workforce matters.