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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

CUMU Learning and Sharing Virtual Series - 'Connecting Community Wealth-Building to the Core Academic Mission' - November 18

Please join the Civic and Community Engagement Office for the webinar "Connecting Community Wealth-Building to the Core Academic Mission," presented by Jodi Bantley, Metropolitan State University of Louisville, and Eva Song Margolis, Greater Twin Cities United Way, on Thursday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m.

This presentation is designed to inspire faculty and staff members to tap into community-driven initiatives and resources to cooperatively build pathways to living-wage employment for local job-seekers and to more broadly influence employment practices by leveraging and adapting the university’s academic assets and institutional networks. We will elevate the challenges, opportunities, and learning involved in a Cybersecurity Certificate Training program piloted earlier this year through the Hmong American Partnership (St. Paul, Minnesota) and Metropolitan State University’s College of Science—an effort initiated by and now poised to expand through a broader coalition of place—and culturally-based workforce development agencies, the East Side Employment xChange. Participants will be encouraged to imagine the high-impact workforce development opportunities that could be crafted in their campus-community context and identify critical factors for success including clarity about “the why,” key trusting relationships, community partners’ goals and capacity, champions, institutional constraints, and funding.


Immediately following will be "Technology Enabled Rapid Response: How a Grassroots Team Launched an Emergency Food Program and Created Thousands of Community Connections during the COVID-19 Pandemic," presented by Chris Powers, Jennifer Lucarelli, and Cameron Underdown from Oakland University. 

Attendees will learn (1) how to use technology to expand their capacity and make data-driven decisions, (2) how to engage a diverse set of stakeholder groups to accomplish big goals, and (3) how to pivot program delivery during a crisis.

This hour-long event is presented by the CUMU Learning and Sharing Virtual Series and is free to members of the Buffalo State community. Please register online for this webinar and any others in the series you may be interested in.

Submitted by: Naomi W. Hall
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Thursday, November 18, 2021