Future of Work


Joint Center Discusses 21st Century Work at National Urban League Conference

On August 3, Spencer Overton joined the “Equity By Design: Educating and Supporting the 21st Century Workforce” panel at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.  The discussion shed light on how we use technology and other tools to ensure that college and career readiness achieves equity, removes structural and systemic barriers, expands access, and transforms learning experiences to attain a fully educated and prepared workforce.

Moderator: Melissa N. Chester, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO Black Educators Rock, Inc.

Other Panelists: Dr. Allison Scott, Chief of Research, Kapor Center John C. Jones, EMBA, CDM, Community Liaison, Social Determinants of Health, ProMedica Headquarters Jacqueline Jones, Program Manager, LinkedIn Engagement and Development (LEAD); Strategic Partnerships Lead, Global Diversity, Inclusion Team, LinkedIn Toni M. Cunningham, Managing Director, Per Scholas Columbus Kristen Ransom, CEO and Founder, IncluDe

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.