Council on Foundations: Building a More Inclusive Workforce
To achieve these goals, we will all need to work together. That’s why we’re so excited that the Council on Foundations lists Building a More Inclusive Workforce as one of their key initiatives. The Council works collaboratively with national business, academic, and public sector leaders to increase the awareness of the philanthropic sector about the depth of the disability unemployment problem and creates a venue for foundations to participate in the development of a set of cross-sector common priorities that could advance a renewed national vision of employment success for all people.
Building on past events, the Council co-hosted the National Summit on Building and Inclusive Workforce in May of 2013 in Wilmington, DE with Governor of Delaware Jack Markell and the US Business Leadership Network (a Six by ’15 partner). The meeting convened representatives from foundations, corporations, and the federal government. The Council is planning post-Summit retreats to engage cross-sector partners to increase public and private sector opportunities for people with disabilities to compete for jobs as the economy grows.