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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 is open to professionals affiliated with grantmaking organizations, including philanthropic consultants and advisors. For more information, please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger.
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.
Despite immigrants' crucial role in our nation’s economy—the country’s 45 million foreign-born residents represent 13 percent of the U.S. population but 17 percent of its workforce—many lack access to financial services the rest of us take for granted.
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.