Newark 2020: Preparing Newark Residents for Newark Jobs
"With opening remarks from Mayor Ras Baraka*
The City of Newark and cross-sector partners including every one of the city’s anchor institutions have committed to Newark 2020, a bold and historic plan that seeks to identify 2,020 jobs for Newark residents that put them on a career pathway toward a living wage job. Its longer-term goal is to re-align current systems, and stand up new ones, so that local hiring practices and high-quality workforce training systems are embedded in the way the City does business. Newark 2020 is multi-faceted and has implications on the K-12 sector, the higher education sector, the workforce training and development sector, and the hiring and retention practices of Newark’s anchor institutions. Therefore, it is a fitting discussion for these two funder affinity groups to engage in together.
Kimberly McLain, President and CEO, Newark Alliance
Ryan Haygood, President and CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Amina Bey, Executive Director, Newark Workforce Development Board
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers
This program is open to grantmakers only.