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Monday, March 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Upward Mobility: Strategies for Workforce Development

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In this challenging economy, working-class incomes have stagnated, and for many low-income wage earners, upward mobility seems like a vanishing prospect. This panel brings together experts in expanding workforce opportunity who will explore the impact of the current economy, gain an understanding of who is most affected and their needs, and review the creative programs, policy issues, opportunities and challenges to philanthropy in this field.


Moderators
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Donn Weinberg

Executive Vice President, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Donn Weinberg currently serves as trustee and executive vice president of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.  Earlier this year he completed a three-year term as the Foundation’s chair. He has been with the Weinberg Foundation for twenty years, serving first as corporate counsel and then becoming a trustee and vice president in 2002. He manages the Foundation’s mainland U.S. real estate portfolio, acts as primary liaison... Read More →

Presenters
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Jack Habib

Director, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
Jack Habib is the director of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, the leading center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. Jack has served on many Israeli commissions to improve the social service system and has participated in numerous international professional exchange programs, collaborative research projects and multinational conferences. He writes and lectures extensively on economics and social developments in... Read More →
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Jerry Rubin

President & CEO, Jewish Vocational Services Boston
Jerry Rubin is the president and CEO of Jewish Vocational Services Boston. Prior to joining JVS, Jerry was vice president of building economic opportunities at Jobs For the Future, a national workforce development and education policy, research, and consulting organization. He founded and led two non-profit organizations: the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, a training and consulting organization based at the University of Massachusetts... Read More →
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Sigal Shelach

Director, JDC-TEVET Employment Initiative, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Sigal Shelach became director of JDC-TEVET, JDC's employment initiative in Israel, in 2012. She oversees the development of employment programs and promotes the adoption of successful JDC initiatives by the government of Israel. In 2002, Sigal served as an advisor on municipal employment practices for the education division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Local Municipalities, and was later senior research fellow at the Ministry of... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm
Whittier Room Beverly Hilton

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