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Today, Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated the Smart Cities Caucus Future of Work Policy Roundtable at the Congressional Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol.

On May 8, the Joint Center partnered with U.S. House Education and Workforce Ranking Member Congressman Bobby Scott (VA) to host a Member Roundtable exploring the impact of automation on workers of color in retail.

Spencer Overton participated in the Emerging Tech DC conference’s Future of Work panel. The conference, organized by Public Knowledge, focused on the potential implications of new technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and virtual reality, including on how we work.  

On May 4, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined other leaders to speak on the “Workforce Education Development and College” panel at the National Organization of Black County Officials’ (NOBCO) Economic Development Conference in Greenbelt, MD.


Joint Center News: April 30, 2018

In April, we launched our future of work roundtable series in conjunction with U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott.


Now Hiring: Development Manager

The Joint Center is seeking a Development Manager.

The April 27 plenary session at the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) Annual Conference featured Mal

During the annual conference of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) in Cleveland, Spencer and Greensboro, NC Human Relations Executive Director Love Crossling, PhD discussed the role of public administrators (e.g., city managers, economic development directors, and more) in preparing workers in Black


Joint Center at NUL’s 2020 Census Black Roundtable

On April 17, Joint Center President Spencer joined the National Urban League (NUL)’s roundtable o