Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships

Welcome to the Partnerships Community of Practice (CoP)

The Partnerships CoP is intended for staff, volunteers, community leaders, and anyone else involved and interested in the efforts of community organizations, worker centers, religious institutions, nonprofits, and other groups committed to helping all Americans succeed in the labor market. This CoP is managed by the Department of Labor’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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Designed for individuals who coordinate, facilitate, or participate in local job clubs at a religious institution, community center, or even online. Job clubs play an important function in helping unemployed community members find a new job and manage the challenges associated with unemployment. In this topic area, learn how to start or sustain your job club, connect to the local public workforce system, network with other job club coordinators, and share your own experiences and best practices.
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For professionals who are working with populations that face multiple barriers to employment, including ex-offenders, at-risk youth, veterans, and homeless individuals. In this area you’ll find resources and strategies for working with these populations. You can also join discussion groups to share your own successes and learn from your peers.
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Strategies, resources, and networking opportunities for organizations interested in starting new partnerships or managing existing partnerships. The area has a focus on specific funding opportunities within DOL and across the Federal government that support multi-partner collaborations.
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