Advancing Workforce Equity

CWI Labs partners with like-minded organizations to innovate new approaches, advance best practices, and tackle the labor force obstacles confronting traditionally underserved communities.

We are continually working on new projects and developing new initiatives. Below are a few examples of our work

10K
Job seekers exit prison each week

Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers

Stable employment is one of the biggest factors in reducing recidivism. But formerly incarcerated job seekers are often hindered by social stigma, unstable housing, unreliable transportation, and the requirements of probation, parole, or treatment.

CWI Labs began piloting a new approach to workforce development for formerly incarcerated job seekers in 2018. Our program addresses the unique needs of these job seekers to support a successful, lasting re-entry into our community. We combine data science, in-demand skill development, and best practices to address each stage of career training from job preparation to placement to post-placement support.

X4Impact

CWI Labs is proud to be a Contributing Editor to the market intelligence platform, X4Impact. X4Impact was developed by founding partners, Microsoft and Giving Tech Labs, as a free market intelligence platform for social innovation with insights to create and scale technology for public interest.

X4Impct uses AI to aggregate, organized under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) taxonomy, social challenges, ideas, technology solutions, and social-impact funding, to spark the creation of systemic technology for the public interest.

16.8%
unemployment rate among Black Americans

Data-Informed Policy

COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on the health and economic wellbeing of low-income households, particularly households with Black and LatinX workers. It is imperative that all workers have a pathway to safe, sustainable jobs in a post-COVID world.

CWI Labs and Giving Tech Labs are building a national coalition of technology experts, workforce experts, and grassroots workforce development partners to drive systemic policy change. We will leverage data-driven insights to quantify the barriers to economic opportunity faced by low-income job seekers, with a particular focus on job seekers of color. We will also quantify the economic benefit of workforce equity and economic opportunity for all.

Partner with Us

CWI Labs partners with like-minded organizations to innovate new approaches, promote best practices, and tackle the labor force obstacles confronting traditionally underserved communities. We are building a national coalition of technology experts, workforce experts, and grassroots workforce development partners to drive systemic policy change. Contact us about opportunities to:

  • Raise Awareness of your organization’s commitment to workforce equity and economic opportunity for all
  • Create Solutions that drive systemic, equity change
  • Educate Policymakers with data-informed analysis
  • Connect with our Experts for events, interviews, and content submissions