OUR APPROACH


Grantmaking and Partnerships

Led by a cross-sector Leadership Board that is ideologically diverse and representative of often-siloed groups, WorkRise invests in research on policies, programs, and practices that have the potential to accelerate economic security and mobility for low-wage workers. We fund analyses and the creation of data that shed light on labor market barriers, trends, and opportunities. And we engage in strategic partnerships that help advance evidence-based solutions in support of our mission. Learn more about our most recent request for proposals and how you can collaborate with WorkRise.

Working Knowledge

The Latest

Stakeholder voices November 20, 2020

A Q&A with Michael Strain

The director of economic policy studies at American Enterprise Institute says more work is to be done to ensure job training programs in the U.S. live up to their promise.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Stakeholder voices November 20, 2020

A Q&A with Sandra Susan Smith

Smith, the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School, argues for building an economy based on valuing human life over profit.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Stakeholder voices November 06, 2020

A Q&A with Darrick Hamilton

One of the nation’s leading voices and economic thinkers on racial justice, Hamilton reflects upon how race and identity shape economic and labor market outcomes.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Stakeholder voices November 06, 2020

A Q&A with Blair Milo

Indiana’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent discusses her role connecting residents to job opportunities, food and rental assistance, and other resources during the current economic crisis.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Launching Workrise

Launching Workrise

Uncovering Bold Ideas for Transforming the Labor Market for Low-Wage Workers 

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