GREATER SYRACUSE WORKS
Building a collaborative impact model for workforce development
Since it was established in 1999, Greater Syracuse Works has leveraged over $10 million in state and federal grants to help community agencies provide employment and training opportunities for low-income residents.
In 2020, the Syracuse Community Center Collaborative assumed leadership of GSW and has reinvigorated its convening role. Together with PEACE Inc, the Collaborative has engaged new member organizations to generate a new deal for workforce development in Greater Syracuse by building synergies among programs and tearing down silos around workforce development.
WHAT WE DO
Greater Syracuse Works is a non-profit workforce development organization advocating for individuals across Central New York and collaborating to address barriers to employment.
GSW convenes leaders of community-based organizations and other key stakeholders to develop strategic responses to workforce development challenges and opportunities.
GSW facilitates connections between employees, employers, and service providers with the goal of preparing individuals with the market-driven skills and credentials needed to be successful in the workplace.
GSW harnesses the power of partnerships and collaborations to help advocate for our clients and channel resources to respond to community needs
Greater Syracuse Works’ events provide network members a space reflect on the status of workforce development, identify future opportunities, and generate collaborations to create and sustain employment for low income individuals in the greater Syracuse area.
QUARTERLY LEADERSHIP MEETINGS
Executive directors, their designees, and high-level leaders develop strategic solutions
MONTHLY DIRECT SERVICE MEETINGS
Direct service staff and leaders share experiences, solve problems, build a network, and participate in training