United Way of the National Capital Area’s Change Makers Education Series

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What is the Change Makers Education Series?

United Way of the National Capital Area is uniquely positioned at the intersection of public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors to bring the best resources, individuals and organizations together to solve our region’s most pressing issues facing our community today. To that end, United Way NCA is launching a 10-part Change Makers Education Series to convene thought-leaders in conversations focused on trends in the National Capital Area and solutions that advance equity in the region. Topics will include intersectionality of gender and equity, racial equity in program design and effectiveness, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and more. When none are ignored, all will thrive.


The Impact of COVID on Mental Health - June
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More details coming soon!

Education to Workforce Development Pipeline - June
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 The Intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ Identity and Equity - June
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Racial Equity in Program Design and Effectiveness - July
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The Impact of Remote Learning on Student Achievement - August
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Engaging Youth Voice in Voting Rights Equity - September
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Project Community Connect - October
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 Addressing Systemic Barriers That Create Health Disparities During Public Health Crises - November
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The Role of Nonprofits in Advocacy and the Social Justice Movement - December
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Past Events
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce

For the first event of United Way NCA’s Change Makers Education Series, we virtually convened thought-leaders to look “The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce,” what it means when we lose women in the workforce, the disproportionate impact facing Black and Latina women and new opportunities for women returning to work post-COVID. This conversation was moderated by our President & CEO Rosie Allen-Herring, alongside panelists FlexProfessionals Co-Founder Sheila Murphy and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI) Jennifer L. Porter.

Below, you will find helpful resources related to women in the workforce:

Approaches to Increase Economic Opportunity for Young Men of Color

Our country’s persistent social inequities are widespread, rooted in structural and institutional racism, and prevent our boys and young men of color from reaching their full potential. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges, as seen in college enrollment among males of color. United Way NCA convened thought leaders to look at the trends, solutions to supporting youth through middle-school and high-school transitions and approaches to increase economic opportunity for young men of color that puts them on a path to college and a career.

Led by United Way NCA Vice President of Community Impact & Engagement Ian Gordon, event panelists include Heath Carelock, Anthony Featherstone, Brian Heat and Eldridge Allen.

Below, you will find helpful resources related to this topic:

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About United Way NCA

United Way NCA is working to create a more equitable society, where everyone in our community has fair and equal access to health, education and economic opportunity. Our programs tackle inequity in its many forms, including food insecurity, homelessness and systemic racism. We’re agents of change, challenging others to practice equity for the sake of those who are most in need, yet most overlooked.

Our programs are focused on serving the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population—households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living.

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