Immigrant Workforce Learning Community

About IWLC

The Immigrant Workforce Learning Community (IWLC) is a space for funders seeking to expand their knowledge on immigrant workforce issues and make connections with grantmaking colleagues. Members set shared learning goals and priorities and co-create opportunities for peer learning and exchange.

How We Connect

There are three major components to the IWLC:

  • Periodic virtual learning engagements that engage a diverse range of practitioners, advocates, researchers, private sector representatives, and public-sector officials
  • Peer-learning clusters for discussion of key issues and grantmaking strategies
  • Technical assistance from national workforce development experts

Membership

Membership is open to professionals affiliated with grantmaking organizations, including philanthropic consultants and advisors. For more information, please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger.

 

Resources

State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs
March 2018

State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs

This 29-slide presentation covered how advocates can advance policies to boost immigrant workers' success, such as career pathways, sector partnerships, integrated education and training, and state data systems and workforce data tools.

News

Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth
Monday, July 23, 2018

Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth

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.