The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and co-sponsor Greater Washington Board of Trade invite you to join us on Monday, December 12th for the release of our new report and funding opportunity:

Greater Washington Works: IT and Health Careers with Promise
Monday, December 12th
NAHB Housing Center Auditorium
1201 15th Street NW, First Floor
8:30am Reception, 9:00am – 11am Program

More than 70% of new job openings in our region will require some college by 2020, yet 300,000 adults in our region have never completed their high school education or GED.

Through a generous gift from JP Morgan Chase & Co., the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative, an initiative of The Community Foundation, is launching a new effort to help hundreds of low-wage workers in our region break the cycle of poverty and launch living-wage careers in IT and Healthcare.

The event will feature the release of a new report that will examine the state of our regional middle-skill IT and Healthcare talent pipeline including information on hiring challenges and factors keeping local workers from launching new careers in these high-growth sectors.

Fred Dedrick with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions will keynote the event that will also see the launch of a new funding opportunity through The Workforce Collaborative—Greater Washington Works. Greater Washington Works will invest nearly $1 million over the next two years in work to bridge the skills gap that is keeping workers in low-wage jobs as well as keeping local business from finding the best local candidates for open job opportunities.

We hope you will join our Collaborative partners including JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, the Consumer Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the Meyer Foundation, the Cafritz Foundation, the Moriah Fund, the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Patricia Weiss Fagen, the Scheidel Foundation, the United Way of the National Capital Area, and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation to learn more about this effort!

You can RSVP for this event by completing the form below.

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For more information or questions, please contact Benton Murphy, Senior Director, Philanthropic Services at