HOW DOES JOB TRAINING AFFECT OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?
Job training’s impact on local economic development was the topic of a June 15 Community Conversation held at Lena Pope and sponsored by United Way and its event partners JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, North Central Texas Council of Governments and Tarrant County College.
HOW DO NEW FEDERAL PRIORITIES IMPACT OLDER ADULTS?
While much was still indefinite at the time, panelists at a May 17 “Community Conversation” said proposed federal spending reductions could mean fewer services for older adults in Tarrant County.
Joining United Way and its Area Agency on Aging in sponsoring the free public event were Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County, Sixty & Better, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY GRADE READING
United Way, Tarrant County College, Tarleton State University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosted a public “community conversation” on the importance of early grade reading April 13 at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus in Fort Worth. A panel of local literacy leaders led the thoughtful discussion of the issues and opportunities related to early grade reading and its implications for college and career readiness.
OUR LOCAL REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS
United Way, Tarrant County College and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth Inc. came together to host a “community conversation” on the social issues surrounding our local refugee & immigrant population and the impact to the community. A very good and open discussion occurred that touched on many areas including the number of local immigrants and refugees, the services available to them and how the community should approach these issues in a non-political and constructive manner. This was the first Community Conversation by United Way of Tarrant County and it’s success and public feedback consequently led to recurring events on different topics to be held.