WSB Selected for ‘Community of Practice’ Pilot Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is proud to announce that their organization has been selected to serve as a mentor Workforce Board to head a Community of Practice – family-centered employment pilot project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Jamai Blivin, CEO of Innovate + Educate, explained that “the goal of this grant is to develop multiple ways for workforce development boards to incorporate family-centered employment strategies in their day-to-day operations. It is critical that families have resources while learning and working to ensure their success.”

Innovate+Educate (I+E) and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) announced that 3 three pilot Workforce Development Boards – Maricopa County, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (El Paso) and Montgomery County – will work with twelve nationwide workforce boards, launching the third year of a W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) grant.

WSB will work in tandem with the 2 other pilot workforce board sites on creating scalable strategies for Workforce Boards to engage families in their efforts around training and employment success, including integrating family centered strategies with traditional WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) plans.

The 3 pilot sites will mentor and inform the Community of Practice and will participate in meetings, resource sharing, and tool kit development as outcomes to the grant with the twelve nationwide workforce boards who were selected for the project.

The Borderplex Child Care team will be presenting their findings and best practices at the 2019 NAWB Forum as well.

For more information about the Community of Practice initiative, please contact Marisela Correa at [email protected].