Learn how manufacturing sector partnerships can help close the skills gap and support workforce development and career pathways for Ohioans. Jessica Borza and Sara Tracey, who lead the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association workforce services team, will describe regional, industry-driven workforce solutions; provide examples from emerging and established manufacturing sector partnerships across the state; and define the roles philanthropy can play in the different phases of sector partnership implementation.
Learn about Waterford UPSTART, a technology-based, in-home kindergarten-readiness program. UPSTART’s disruptive innovation approach offers new dimensions of affordability, choice and accessibility for developing school readiness and empowers parents to engage in their children’s education. This program began in Utah and is actively expanding to pilots to Ohio and other states.
Learn about some of the innovations happening in Appalachian Ohio and how funders are coming together with each other and communities to make a difference for the people they serve.
Learn about Western Governors University’s (WGU) new partnership with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges to help meet Ohio’s attainment goal for 65% of Ohioans having a college degree or credential by 2025. The innovative practice of competency-based education is one strategy that could help Ohio get closer to meeting its attainment goal. WGU -- the nation’s first and largest competency-based university – uses technology to adapt to the needs of students, making post-secondary education more accessible and flexible, making it easier for students to accelerate learning.
Get up to speed on the latest health and education happenings at the statehouse. Hear from Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Community Solutions and Lisa Gray, Project Director for the Philanthropy Ohio Education Initiative.
Explore the most recent data and long-term trends related to charitable giving in Ohio. Philanthropy Ohio’s annual Ohio Gives report provides a deep dive into data on charitable contributions made by individuals, corporate, private and community foundations, federated funds and other grantmakers.
What does it mean to invest in economic development? This webinar will help you better understand the various roles a funder can play in catalyzing the economic development “engine” of a community. Learn more about what to look for and where to start, while learning from two communities that are already on a new economic development journey.