The Economic Opportunities Program is proud to announce the second cohort of Job Quality Fellows for this year. While the economy continues to grow, too many jobs do not pay enough to help individuals and families make ends meet. This year’s fellows come from innovative nonprofits, businesses, and governments around the country that are taking on this challenge with diverse sets of approaches and solutions.
With support from Prudential Financial and Ford Foundation, the Job Quality Fellowship aims to support and strengthen the work of leaders dedicated to expanding access to and availability of better quality jobs in our economy.
“The changing economy means we need to work together to design a world of work that offers opportunities for prosperity and security for all working people,” said Maureen Conway, executive director of the Economic Opportunities Program. “We’re excited to be working with these extraordinary leaders and to see what they can learn from one another and accomplish by working together.”
Out of more than 100 applicants, the 2018-19 Job Quality Fellows are:
- Amanda Blondeau, Business Services Director, Northern Initiatives
- Angelina Drake, Chief Operating Officer, PHI
- Tomás Durán, President, Concerned Capital
- Sarah Kalloch, Executive Director, Good Jobs Institute
- Rebecca Kusner, Chief Strategist, R4 Workforce
- Alison Lingane, Co-founder, Project Equity
- Linda Nguyen, Deputy Director, Jobs to Move America
- Richard Plympton, CEO, Optimax Systems
- Amanda Ream, Strategic Campaigns Director, United Domestic Workers of America/AFSCME
- Mardia Shands, Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
- Bhairvee Shavdia, Impact Associate, HCAP Partners
- Mandy Townsend, Vice President of Employer Engagement, Jewish Vocational Service
- Tanya Wallace-Gobern, Executive Director, National Black Worker Center Project
- Eric Weaver, Founder and Senior Advisor, Opportunity Fund
- Caryn York, Executive Director, Job Opportunities Task Force
- Milinda Ysasi, Executive Director, The SOURCE
- Justine Zinkin, Chief Executive Officer, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
For over 25 years, EOP has aimed to expand opportunities for people to connect to quality work, build assets, attain economic stability, and pursue their American Dream. The Job Quality Fellowship Program extends this ongoing mission.
We look forward to updating you on these esteemed fellows’ accomplishments in the coming months. For more information about the Fellowship, visit as.pn/jobquality.
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