Discarding ageism to harness the experience of older workers
November 17, 2020
Many Americans are working well past the traditional retirement age of 65, into their 70s and 80s. Over the coming decade, workers 55 years and older will be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce, gifting our communities with the opportunity to learn and grow from their years of professional experience.
San Diego’s veterans answered the call to serve; our systems must do the same
November 10, 2020
San Diego is home to the largest metropolitan veteran workforce anywhere in the country. Veteran unemployment isn’t simply an issue for another community to solve; San Diego sits at the heart of the problem.
Justice Beckons: We must dismantle racial inequality
June 18, 2020
Our nation is at a crossroads, and justice is beckoning us down the road to redemption. Here again, we arrive to a choice—redemption, or that familiar road where we are enraged for a moment only to be distracted and let up
Think Dignity gets hands-on to fight the homelessness crisis in San Diego
March 4, 2020
Think Dignity is more than a nonprofit organization, it’s a movement to fight for basic human rights. Think Dignity was started in 2006 by a group of young professional women who wanted to find real solutions to the issue of homelessness in San Diego.
Inclusive training program helps small businesses thrive in San Diego
January 8, 2020
In 2005, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bank of America launched Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) to help close the racial wealth gap by supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in inner cities. This one-of-a-kind program provides tuition-free executive leadership training to business owners in economically distressed areas. The
5 ways to create opportunity through work
January 2, 2020
Our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November brought together local leaders and out-of-town renegades to be inspired and explore the boundary-busting, outer reaches of workforce development. UCTV captured the new frontiers for action.
Team of community organizations work together to help San Diegans apply for citizenship
December 9, 2019
San Diego Citizens Collaborative (SDCC) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and businesses that provides free naturalization services in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Members include Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Jewish Family Services, Catholic Charities, International Rescue Committee, UURISE
The Future of Work and the Immigrant Workforce
October 12, 2019
We hear directly from advocates on the intersection and challenges at the center of the future of work and the immigrant workforce.