Wednesday, July 13, Commissioner Adrian Garcia will travel to the White House to discuss the ARPA-funded Employ2Empower countywide homeless workforce initiative, which originally began as a pilot program in Precinct 2. Commissioner Garcia will join Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, plus other officials from around the country for a series of events to discuss EMPLOY2EMPOWER.
Portions of the event will be available via livestream. Registration is available for viewing the live event by clicking here
On behalf of the White House, you are invited to join the White House Summit on the American Rescue Plan and the Workforce headlined by Vice President Kamala Harris and hosted by the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team, and the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. This event will feature state and local leaders across the country and highlight model American Rescue Plan investments in workforce development across the areas of care and public health, infrastructure, and expanding the workforce. This event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, July 13 at 11am ET, and you can register here.
The program will include (subject to change):
PRECINCT 2 NOTE: ALL TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE IN EASTERN TIME (CST IN PARENTHESIS)
11 a.m. (10 a.m. CST): Opening remarks from Vice President Kamala Harris, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Senior Advisor to the President and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling, and Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Rodriguez
11:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (10:10 – 11:40 a.m. CST): Roundtables and Various ARPA- Funded Programs Highlighted
12:40 p.m. (11:40 a.m. CST): Expanding Access to the Workforce for Underserved Populations: Featuring Harris County (TX) Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Memphis (TN) Mayor Jim Strickland, Employ Milwaukee CEO Chytania Brown, and WRTP Big Step President Lindsay Blumer