For Immediate Release: April 15, 2021
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“The Future of Work” concludes with new CGI Commitments to Action announced to support the U.S. workforce
This week’s sessions, part of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Inclusive Economic Recovery, brought together national leaders from business, civil society, and government to take action
This week’s programming concludes with a conversation today at 4:00 p.m. ET between President Bill Clinton; Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, delegate to the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Beth Ford, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes on the need to increase investment in rural communities
Programming for this meeting will be streamed at: https://theclintonfoundation.org/future-of-work/
New York, NY – At this week’s meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Inclusive Economic Recovery, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced new Commitments to Action that support the U.S. workforce, through help for small businesses and resources to support the goal of health equity across the country. This follows a series of discussions on a wide range of topics, including emerging opportunities for employment; supporting employment for frontline medical workers; opportunity for women in the workforce; and clean energy jobs.
President Clinton hosted two plenary discussions – a conversation yesterday with Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm on building an inclusive economy, and a closing plenary conversation today at 4:00 p.m. ET with Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, and Beth Ford, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes on the need for investment in rural communities. Watch today’s conversation streamed at https://theclintonfoundation.org/future-of-work/.
At the meeting, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced two new Commitments to Action to support the U.S. workforce, and announced progress on an existing CGI commitment:
New Commitment: LAUNCHING THE COMMUNITY HEALTH EQUITY INNOVATION LAB
Commitment by: Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Harbor Health Services, Inc. has committed to launching the Harbor Community Health Equity Innovation Lab, the first-ever innovation hub to address health equity housed at an independent Community Health Center. The Lab will provide ventures with expert coaching, connections, and access to capital, and create jobs and support digital health solutions that are intentionally designed to increase health equity in the community.
New Commitment: SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY WITH SKILLS BASED VOLUNTEERING
Commitment by: Common Impact
Common Impact, in partnership with NYC Service and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, have committed to launching the Volunteers for Small Business Recovery, a pilot program serving small businesses in New York City’s 27 priority neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic. This pilot will match small business leaders with corporate volunteers who will offer “just-in-time’ consultative support through their Pro Bono Hotline to provide rapid support for crisis situations or quick advice for capacity-strapped businesses.
Commitment Update: MOBILIZING 100,000 EXCELLENT NEW STEM TEACHERS
Commitment by: 100Kin10
In January 2011, 100Kin10 was launched with a goal to recruit and prepare 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021. At this week’s meeting, 100Kin10 announced that in the ten years since its inception, their network partners have prepared over 93,000 excellent teachers, allowing them to impact more than 6,510,000 students this past year alone.
This virtual meeting is convened in partnership with Salesforce. The Clinton Foundation and President Clinton launched the Action Network to advance inclusive economic recovery and help to tell the stories of the important work being done, as well as the significant challenges that we still need to collectively address. It is designed to create actionable results and spotlight the people, ideas, and businesses that are pioneering solutions to create more equitable wealth opportunities in the United States and combat challenges in public health.
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