Earth Day Clean-Up 2012

Hundreds of dedicated volunteers came out for Earth Day Clean-Up 2012 to clear the way for the Atlanta BeltLine Urban Farm in southwest Atlanta.

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The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. are working with a host of partners to develop programs that will help put residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods together with employers in their communities to create mutually beneficial employment opportunities. Along the way we have created or discovered helpful resources we think are worth sharing.

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In the fall of 2010, a team of MBA students from Emory University, through their Social Enterprise coursework, interviewed businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, researched models in other parts of the country and other parts of the world, and developed a set of recommendations that served as the foundational work for the Atlanta BeltLine Employment Working Group. Since then, additional reports have been provided by committee members. Enjoy the following presentations below.

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Socio-economic Trends Along the Atlanta BeltLinePresentation by Mike Carnathan (Atlanta Regional Commission) from July 26, 2011 meeting showing demographic and employment data from around the Atlanta BeltLine.
Final Report from Emory MBA StudentsFinal report on how the private sector, workforce development, and community organizations can work together to so that current and future jobs created along the Atlanta BeltLine can be filled by residents who live along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Executive Summary from Emory MBA Students – December 12, 2012Executive summary outlining how the private sector, workforce development, and community organizations can work together to “tweak” the existing employment pipeline so that current and future jobs created along the BeltLine can be filled by residents who live along the Atlanta BeltLine. This report proposes a process to achieve this end by connecting employers with employees within the Atlanta BeltLine area.

Related Resources

Related resource documents include workforce data information, documents related to the creation of workforce partnerships, and information about the large-scale social change that is created by collective impact.

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Workforce Partnership Guidance ToolLearn about the Workforce Partnership Guidance Tool by the The National Fund for Workforce Solutions. This tool is designed to assist both regional funding collaboratives and the workforce partnerships they support. When a collaborative understands what constitutes a productive and well-functioning workforce partnership, it can communicate clearly to the partnerships what it expects of them. When a workforce partnership understands the collaborative’s expectations, it has a better idea how to organize and support all of the necessary components of its work.
Webinar on Developing Effective Partnerships By: CAELPresentation led by Vice President, Phyllis Snyder and Director, Lisa Schumacher from WorkforceChicago shows how to develop effective partnerships. View presentation.
CareerSTAT: A Guide to Making the Case for Investing in the Frontline Hospital WorkforceThis guidebook was prepared for CareerSTAT, an employer-based project to make the case for developing frontline hospital workers by Randall Wilson and Robert Holm, April 2012. It documents effective practices in leading hospitals around the United States, drawing on interviews with senior managers and executives. It presents the arguments that managers themselves make for investing in the training and education of less-skilled workers, along with the types of evidence and metrics that managers and senior decision makers find most persuasive.
Creating Opportunities in Health Care: The Community College Role in Workforce PartnershipsLearn how the nation’s 1,200 community colleges are well positioned to strengthen the workforce of one of America’s most critical sectors—health care. They can provide training and credentialing for incumbent workers in health care and to prepare new workers to succeed in and meet the workforce demands for this sector —expanding individual opportunity and economic vitality by Radha Roy Biswas, with Jeremy Kelley, April 2011.
Creating Career Pathways for Frontline Health Care WorkersPart of a series of reports and practice briefs on advancing and rewarding the skill and career development of workers providing care and services on the front lines of our health and health care systems by Heather B. Zacker.
The Cathedral WithinLike the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The great cathedrals did not soar skyward because their builders discovered new materials or financial resources; rather, the builders had a unique understanding of the human spirit that enabled them to use those materials in a new way. So, too, have the extraordinary people Bill Shore has met in his travels as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs, a new movement of citizens who are tapping the vast resources of the private sector to improve public life.
Guide to State and Local Workforce DataWorkforce data for analysis and informed decision making.
Collective ImpactArticle discusses the conditions of collective success.

Creating Jobs
Through a series of programs and partnerships, the Atlanta BeltLine is working to connect residents with job opportunities within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Jobs Training Classes

In partnership with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, the Atlanta BeltLine offers training for residents seeking opportunities in construction and other industries. Learn more →

Workforce Partnerships

By putting community and business leaders together with residents, the Atlanta BeltLine is facilitating a new model for employment synchronization. Learn more →

Live-Work Communities

More than 40 organizations are working together to implement a framework that connects residents with jobs along the Atlanta BeltLine. Learn more →

Workforce Resources and Documents

All current meeting notes sub-committee notes, presentations, and related resources – are listed here. Learn more →