"On behalf of RW, I'm honored to join U.S. Secretary. of Education Miguel Cardona presenting at Chicago's White House Initiative Latino Economic Summit. Investments in our community—from federal contracting to workforce development—will reap dividends for generations to come." – RW's ED Manny Rodriguez
This summit was the third in a series of in-person events across the country designed to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and to connect local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
Revolution Workshop is humbled to stand with The Aspen Institute, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Small Business Administration. Together, we are leveraging federal partnerships and mobilizing the Latino community towards historic federal resources designed to advance equity. By coming together across race, place and sectors, we collectively aim build a brighter future in which all businesses, families, workers and students can thrive – including the more than 60 million Latinos in the U.S.
Chicago Women in Trades and Revolution Workshop Release Construction Workforce Equity Recommendations
Coalition addresses urgent workforce needs in light of historic federal infrastructure bill
Thursday, November 18, 2021 / Chicago, IL / Chicago Women in Trades and Revolution Workshop—two of Chicago’s leading Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Job Training providers—announce today the release of their Construction Workforce Equity recommendations for Chicago’s city government officials.
These recommendations come as the nation recognizes National Apprenticeship Week and as the federal government passes an historic infrastructure bill that includes $17+ billion in funds to repair Illinois and Chicago roads and bridges, expand broadband coverage, and more.
Our Executive Director Manny Rodriguez recently presented during a press conference on the License to Work initiative, and his remarks were so powerful that we wanted to share with you.
A driver’s license is a passport to a job. Over 80% of Illinoisans drive to work, and data shows that up to 42% of individuals lose their jobs following the suspension of their license.