Fort Wayne UNITED and City Life to address employment and education during COVID-19 Facebook forum Thursday
Fort Wayne UNITED, in partnership with City Life, will host a third virtual forum on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. This week the panel will share encouragement, offer solutions and answer questions about employment and education for all residents of our community, but more specifically for those in the African-American community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion topics will include information about the support systems Fort Wayne Community Schools has created to provide parents with help encouraging, assisting and maintaining their child’s education while they are learning from home. Additionally, employment experts will offer advice on finding resources and ways to plan ahead for when the stay-at-home order is lifted. They will also discuss the potential condition of the future employment landscape.
Visit facebook.com/FortWayneUNITED to view the forum in real time or after the live event.
The following speakers are scheduled to participate: Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, FWCS chief of student, family and community engagement; Cathy Rogers, KB Search Team recruitment firm; Edmond O’Neal, Fort Wayne UNITED member and president of Northeast Indiana Works; Arthur Wilson, Huntington University dean of spiritual life and campus pastor; and Nygel L. Simms, City Life regional director.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a mayoral initiative that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one umbrella to create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.