Immigrant Workforce Learning Community (IWLC)

This webinar will consider models of improving immigrant access to, and experience of the U.S. labor market, advocacy strategies for expanding workforce protections, and how philanthropy can apply these lessons.
June 2019
Webinar
A group of students listen intently to a lecture on soil conservation. Posted to accompany GCIR's webinar, Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches.
Program
Indigenous migrants have been neglected and made invisible by prevailing attitudes and practices in the U.S., including philanthropy. Grantmakers can do something about it.
Indigenous women strawberry pickers
June 2019
Issue Brief
Resource
This edition of the Business of Giving features Jina Krause-Vilmar, CEO of Upwardly Global. The nonprofit helps integrate refugees, people who have been granted asylum, and special immigrant visa holders into the U.S. work force.
The log of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Includes those words and Philanthropy.com. For the article Nonprofit Helps New Immigrants Find Good Jobs.
April 2019
Podcast
News
In this e-learning session, you’ll get a quick overview of the current landscape in apprenticeship and work-based learning, including relevant federal policies such as WIOA, DACA, and TPS. 
March 2019
Webinar
GCIR IWLC Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants
Program
Find the recording of the webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants" here.
Materials: Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants 3.26.19
March 2019
Group Materials, Program Materials
Resource
A policy brief that considers the benefits of launching partnerships between adult education organizations and Career and Technical Education (CTE) providers.
January 2019
Issue Brief
Resource
This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success
October 2018
Issue Brief
Resource
How are immigrant-serving worker centers (often called “day laborer” centers) and community-based organizations partnering with community colleges to create skill-building opportunities for workers, including undocumented workers? Get a practical overview from experts during the webinar. 
September 2018
Group Meeting
Program
A recent visit to southwestern Minnesota by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president reaffirms what many economic experts already had determined, but the message bears repeating: Rural Minnesota needs immigrants to work and live here.
Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth
July 2018
Commentary
News
This two-page factsheet takes a close look at characteristics of the immigrant workforce, making a case for how important it is to consider immigrant workers when developing local workforce development strategies.
Opportunities for Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce
July 2018
Factsheet
Resource

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