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National Initiatives

June 2015

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Over $500,000 Awarded to Increase Employment for Homeless Jobseekers

WEH Connections Project Conference presentationWe are happy to announce the five awardees for the Connections Project! The Connections Project, the flagship effort of the National Center on Employment & Homelessness (NCEH) is a three year, place-based, systems-level collaboration and capacity-building project focused on increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. In total, the five awardees will receive over $500,000 across the next three years to implement innovative systems change ideas that aim to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.

Read more about the awardees »


National Initiatives has a New Web Home

NI_funny pic 1.JPGFor the past few months, we have been introducing you to National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity (NI), the new name that is home to our three initiatives (NTJN, NCEH and B.MORE). Now, NI has rolled out a new website! We will be celebrating the new website and name all summer long, with town hall conversation webinars, new website updates and, most importantly, funny photos of the team.

Check out our new site »


Thanks for Weighing In on WIOA!

Mom at WorkThis week, we submitted comments to the Departments of Labor and Education on WIOA's proposed rules. We had asked for contributions from you and you delivered--the comments reflect input from a variety of stakeholders, including workforce and human services practitioners, anti-poverty organizations, researchers, and many others, coming from nearly every state in the nation.

Thank you for your feedback!

Want to know what we suggested for WIOA? Read our comments here »



Webinar: SNAP Employment & Training Featuring Federal & State Expert

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Curious about how your state can leverage SNAP E&T funds to serve people facing barriers to employment? Join our webinar to learn from the federal SNAP Office of Employment and Training, state leaders, and our team about the most effective ways to use E&T funds.

Leveraging SNAP Employment & Training: Designing & Implementing Employment Solutions for People Facing Barriers to Employment

June 24, 2015 | 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM CDT

Register here »

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