The Rodham Institute will now serve as the organizational home for the Maryland Regional Direct Services Collaborative. We will host their information on our website, and serve as the 501©3 home. The Collaborative's workforce development efforts support individuals working in direct care and para-professional careers, such as certified nursing assistants and home health aides. The Rodham Institute has negotiated the inclusion of the D.C. metropolitan area so that members of our local community will benefit from a workforce development program.
Next steps for this partnership include a press release, a needs assessment to be conducted by our counterparts in Maryland and their staff, development of membership criteria for the Collaborative, solicitation of funds, and development of a budget.
Our participation in this collaborative will not only support our own Pathways for All to Health Careers (PATH-C), but also support the shared vision of both GW leadership and the community towards workforce development.