San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AC CAN Stakeholder Convening
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
9:00am - 11:30am
Light breakfast sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco available at 8:30am
The California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th floor, Oakland, CA 94607
Please join us to hear about the latest activities across the AC CAN network and discover how you can be involved. The theme of this convening is workforce development, focusing on the intersections between the asset building and workforce development fields. The convening will feature two panels and include time for discussion and informal networking.
The first panel will provide an overview of the landscape of regional workforce development strategies, programs and current issues:
- Stephanie Couch – Director, Gateways East Bay STEM Network at CSU East Bay
- Nick Schultz – Executive Director, Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
- Steven Pitts – Associate Chair/Labor Policy Specialist, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
The convening will continue with a second panel discussion that focuses on how you can connect your clients with current job and career development opportunities. This discussion will be lead by practitioners in key growth sectors of the local economy, including:
- Dr. Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick – Director, Alameda County Health Care Pipeline
- Jessica Pitt - Regional Workforce Coordinator, Design it-Build it-Ship it
- Susie Suafai – Director, West Oakland Job Resource Center
The AC CAN Steering Committee is excited to host this convening, and as always, it promises to provide a fun and engaging opportunity to network with members and partners who are committed to increasing the income and assets of Alameda County residents. We hope you will join us!
Please REGISTER to allow for space and breakfast
Feel free to forward this invite to others that may be interested!
Questions? Contact Ashley James,
ashleyj (at) urbanstrategies.org
When & Where
Alameda County Community Asset Network
Who We Are
Founded and staffed by Urban Strategies Council since 2007, Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) is a network of service providers, credit unions and banks, community based organizations, public agencies, and base-building organizations that work in partnership to increase the income and assets of people in Alameda County.
We believe that:
- People should be met where they are in their income and asset development efforts and that services and products should be appropriate to client’s needs
- Poverty is a structural issue that has to be addressed at the policy and systems level as a complement to individual client service provision
- Working together in partnership, we will have a larger impact
AC CAN’s mission is to build local capacity to create economic equity in Alameda County by working collectively with our members to develop innovative income and asset-building strategies, services, and policies.
AC CAN works to give its members the tools, capacity, and connections needed to better support Alameda County residents in preserving and building income and assets, through:
- Needed tools and resources in the field
- Technical assistance and trainings
- Referrals and resource connection among partners
- Breaking down silos across disciplines and promoting interdisciplinary asset building strategies