Industry & Inclusion National Cohort Wraps Up Year Long Convening

Manufacturing Renaissance (MR) and 7 other manufacturing workforce training providers participated in a year-long convening to explore, share and learn about practices and strategies for expanding and supporting racial diversity and inclusion in training programs and therefore expanded access for communities-of-color to high-quality, career-track jobs in manufacturing. The cohort convened by the Urban Manufacturing Alliance […]

MR Welcomes New Partnership with Progressive Democrats of America

Over the past four months, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has developed a brilliant partnership with Manufacturing Renaissance. I first encountered MR through a group of PDA organizers in Appalachia.  I had been asking them to recommend an organization that PDA could partner with to help lift the prospects for American manufacturing, as I believed that […]

Manufacturing Renaissance Named to Biden Manufacturing Panel

Erica Swinney Staley, representing Manufacturing Renaissance, has been appointed to serve on a Manufacturing Panel that will advise the Biden administration on its manufacturing and economic recovery policies. The panel was created by the National Skills Coalition and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. Staley, executive director of Manufacturing Renaissance, is the only appointee to […]

A stable job for those exiting the criminal justice system

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In 2013, the Chicago Community Trust convened a small meeting of workforce training providers including Dan Swinney from Manufacturing Renaissance (MR), Diane Williams of the Safer Foundation, Ray Prendergast of the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, and Brenda Palms Barber of the North Lawndale Employment Network to discuss the possibility of developing training programs that could lead to family-supporting jobs for men and women […]