Press Release
July 17, 2020

CWI Labs Partners with the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College

Improving Workforce Outcomes Nationwide

CWI Labs, the innovation hub of the Center for Workforce Inclusion, and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College have created a national partnership to improve workforce outcomes for older workers and jobseekers across the country. This agreement reflects the shared mission of both organizations to overcome workforce discrimination and ensure equitable opportunity for all, especially traditionally underserved individuals.

We are proud to partner with such a well-respected and accomplished academic organization. Our combined expertise will be a powerful tool to advance equitable workforce policy.

Gary A. Officer, Founder & CEO, CWI Labs
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Under this agreement, CWI Labs and the Brookdale Center will pursue several initiatives including:

  • disseminating thoughtful, expert commentaries on age-friendly workforce policies;
  • building evidence-based studies on workforce programming;
  • jointly participating in leading events and policy discussions on workforce equity for older adults.

It has never been more urgent to elevate the national discussion on older workers than today when so many have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic effects of COVID-19.

Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director, Brookdale Center of Healthy Aging

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About CWI Labs, Inc.

CWI Labs was launched in 2018 by the Center for Workforce Inclusion, the largest and most experienced workforce development organization dedicated exclusively to the low-income 50+ workforce. We realized at the Center that experience in what has worked in the past would not be enough to advance equity in our rapidly changing world. We established CWI Labs, an affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and innovation hub to partner with like-minded organizations on new and innovative approaches to workforce equity and inclusion. At CWI Labs, we innovate data-driven approaches, advance best practices, and tackle the labor force obstacles confronting traditionally underserved communities.

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About the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College

Since 1974, the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging has been working to improve the lives of older adults through research, professional development, and advancements in policy and practice. We work to ensure that aging is framed not as a disease, but as another stage in the life course. Our work crosses disciplines with a focus on community-based participatory research and the development and evaluation of new policy and practice solutions. We communicate what we learn to the people with the power to transform the lives of older adults: our colleagues in the field of aging and policymakers.

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