On May 21st, FOCUS Greater Syracuse featured a free forum on Workforce Development with the Syracuse Community Center Collaborative. Equitable employment strengthens low-income families’ economic security and well-being, it also is the main path towards broad-based economic growth.
Collaborative members are united in strengthening Syracuse neighborhoods by helping neighbors access opportunities to build the lives they want to live; it benefits both potential workers find and maintain employment, as well as business owners looking for dedicated personnel. The Collaborative brings a neighborhood connection to city-wide programming through the Supported Employment Program, Work Train, and Greater Syracuse Works, consisting of the Westcott Community Center, Syracuse Northeast Community Center, Syracuse Community Connections, and Huntington Family Centers.
Panelists for the FOCUS Forum include Brian Fay, Executive Director, Syracuse Northeast Community Center; Joan Royle, Executive Director, Westcott Community Center; Maribel Arce, Director of Strategic Operations, Syracuse Community Center Collaborative and Chol-Awan Majok, Director of Workforce Development, Syracuse Northeast Community Center.