Economic and Workforce Development

The ENTF Economic and Workforce Development Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 8:30-10:00. These meetings are open to anyone who seeks to participate in this conversation.

The work of this committee is seeking to accomplish the goal:

All Kent County residents who seek employment will have opportunities at a sustaining level with pathways to economic stability.

Progress towards this goal will be discussed at the monthly committee meeting and tracked on the Outcomes page of this site.

EconomicĀ and Workforce Development Steering Members

  • Subcommittee Chair: Sharlene Organ, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Colene Johnson, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Giuliana Estrada, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Lynne Bosma, Goodwill
  • Nancy DuBois, Hope Network
  • Tawana Brown, West Michigan Works!
  • Tia Zeien, Women's Resource Center
  • Wafa Haddad, Noors Heaven

Action Teams

  • System Navigators
  • Measuring Systems Success
  • Policy
  • Equity
  • Community Engagement
  • Noor's Heaven of West Michigan Services
  • Grand Circus
  • DTE Energy
  • Kent District Library
  • Inner City Christian Federation
  • Talent 2025
  • Grand Rapids Housing Commission
  • Health Net of West Michigan
  • West Michigan Works!
  • Inclusive Performance Strategies
  • Success Virtual Learning Centers
  • Calvin College Center for Social Research
  • Comprenew
  • Kent Counrt Friend of the Court
  • United Church Outreach Ministries (UCOM)
  • North Kent Connect
  • Flat River Outreach Ministries
  • Steepletown
  • Heart of West Michigan United Way
  • Grand Rapids Housing Commission
  • The Job Post
  • Kent County Community Action
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Wyoming Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Hope Network
  • Jubilee Jobs
  • The Source
  • Grand Rapids Urban League
  • Hispanic Center of West Michigan
  • HQ
  • Grand Rapids Womens Resource Center
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Disability Advocates
  • Literacy Center