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The 2016 election and post-election climate highlight the deep divisions in our country along socio-economic, racial, gender and generational lines. What impact will this have on our staff, networks, and the communities we serve? Click here to find helpful post-election resources, news items, and programming on the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers.
Innovations in Apprenticeship and Paid Work Experience
Friday, March 3, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Job training programs that include apprenticeships, paid internships or other real life employment experiences are among the most successful in helping prepare jobseekers for new careers. Through paid work-based learning, individuals gain a better understanding of employer cultures, apply newly gained occupational skills and build their resumes while earning wages. Apprenticeships are also good for businesses which gain a pipeline of workers with skills that are customized to their specific workplaces. We will have the opportunity to hear from Mike Posko, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Laura Spada, Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, andChris MacLarion, Director of Apprenticeship and Training, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation.
Member-Sponsored Briefing: ACA Repeal - Impact and Opportunities for Maryland
Wednesday, March 8, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Baltimore Community Foundation's Levi Conference Room, 2 E. Read Street, 8th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Consumer Health First's Executive Director, Jeananne Sciabarra, and President, Leni Preston, will present on the potential impact in Maryland of federal efforts to repeal the ACA. They will, first, provide an overview of the advances to date including the: (1) Medicaid expansion; (2) increase in the number of insured through private plans with comprehensive benefits and affordability subsidies; (3) consumer protections for all Marylanders; and (4) transformation of the delivery system with Maryland’s unique All-Payer Model. They will then explore the challenges Maryland faces in mitigating the impact in Maryland of federal efforts to repeal the ACA and propose strategies to retain the advances made to date while continuing to move forward.