“What makes LA:RISE so successful is because of the partnerships in the room.” ~ Mark Loranger, President and CEO, Chrysalis

On October 6, 2022, Chrysalis was gracious to host a site visit for REDF’s roundtable discussion with workforce development leaders. Grateful to Secretary of Labor, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Natalie Palugyai for being so engaged with the group along with Deputy Secretary for the Future of Work at California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Abby Snay & California Workforce Development Board Executive Director, Tim Rainey.

The culture change in workforce is happening, as we aim to diversify the types of jobs and sectors we are helping people move into.

In this meeting, various employment social enterprises were represented that employ people breaking through steep barriers to employment – like homelessness or justice system involvement.

This is a powerful reminder that employment social enterprises exist because they see this talent pool for the strengths they hold, not the barriers they face! Kudos to the Department of Economic Opportunity – LA County & Economic & Workforce Development Department – City of Los Angeles for embracing public/private sector partnerships in L.A.