Springfield WORKS: Partners work together to eliminate the siloes and disconnected programs and services that make it difficult for our low-income residents to find and keep a job and employers to find qualified workers.
Collective Impact: "We saw the great impacts of so many groups first-hand, but we also were confounded by the issues siloes, geographic turf wars, and egos that prevented any real progress on solving complex community problems. Issues like education, economic security, housing and health are not fragmented in peoples lives, but the systems that serve them are.
Collective impact efforts must be as rigorous about culture as they are about data and strategy if they wish to achieve enduring change." Paul Schmitz
Springfield WORKS is excited to announce it has been chosen to be one of 17 Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partners. Springfield Works is a collaborative workforce development initiative with a goal of addressing the career needs of the low income residents of Springfield and the staffing needs of regional employers. We are seeking applicants for two Commonwealth Corps Service Members that will support this mission. Applications are due by May 20. For instructions on how to apply click here.
For more information contact: Anne Kandilis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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