Staying Connected During the Crisis

Staying Connected During the Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of creating economic stability. To date, none of Activate’s placements have been laid off. In their previous low-wage jobs, they likely would have been among the first workers to experience unemployment. The current crisis disproportionately impacts our nation’s most vulnerable low-income citizens; 40% of Americans cannot weather a $400 financial emergency. In addition to providing stable, career-path jobs, Activate’s placements have learned to save thousands of dollars from their salaries and are well-prepared to weather a crisis.

Labor Day and the Dignity of Work

Labor Day and the Dignity of Work

This Labor Day weekend, we celebrate work, the meaning of work, the promise of work, the potential of work.  We celebrate workers who come from diverse backgrounds and who transform themselves and their colleagues through the way that they work.  We celebrate employers who unlock the potential for dignity and self-sufficiency through the jobs they provide.  We invite the whole workforce system to celebrate with us and to live out a lofty vision of work and calling…