Report from Meeting with Dr. Richard Shannon

1/16/2014

Communication to Congregations: First Rung Collaborative (Youth Unemployment Initiative)

Good news!

On January 9th, we had a very positive meeting.  13 IMPACT leaders met with Dr. Richard Shannon, VP of UVA Health Affairs, and Trish Cluff, Associate VP of Strategic Relations.  Our 2 years of hard work, research, and follow up with decision makers and allies was affirmed.  He understands our request for tuition waivers and mentors for young adults seeking entry level healthcare jobs.  He is concerned, as we are, about barriers to employment.  He made a commitment to work with us. We expect another meeting before January ends so stay tuned for an update after the research meeting February 20th.

IMPACT Unemployment Strategy Committee

Sarah Peaslee                                                Mary Preston                                    John Frazee

TJMC-Unitarian Universalist                        Peace Lutheran                        St. Paul’s Memorial Church