Career Pathways & Equity: Building Consensus Report

In 2021, Welcoming America collaborated with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and 11 other key stakeholders – practitioners, policymakers, and funders – to have a year-long dialogue about increasing equity within career pathway programs. The conversations were engaging, spirited, and unfolding in a time of where national conversations about economic recovery, low-wage workers, race, immigration, and opportunity were abundant. While it was a diverse group of stakeholders, we were proud to be able to build strong consensus around key strategies to make career pathway programs more equitable in terms of access and outcomes. We also agreed we all have a role to play. On behalf of the 2021 Career Pathways, Equity, and Community Working Group we are pleased to share highlights of this work in this report.

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