Examines the work and results of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance in organizing funding and networks of leaders to address the unemployment and poverty in the region.
“[T]he Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance represented an important evolution in how the region organized its resources to address unemployment and poverty. It did so by adding a critical innovation to those past initiatives: an approach and structure for aligning Milwaukee’s myriad of resources and individual leaders toward a collaborative, mutually reinforcing set of workforce development strategies” (p.1). The Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance “helped its 29 members strategically align over $16 million of investment each year in education, job training, and placement and support services dedicated to increasing employment in Milwaukee. Its strategies benefited both businesses that needed skilled workers and individuals seeking good jobs with family-supporting wages” (p.2). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)