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Leveraging Workforce Opportunities
for Diverse Communities
by Connecting Non-Profit Organizations
with the HR Profession


In 2017, SEPA SHRM is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative called Community Connect.  The objective of this program is to create opportunities for collaboration among our members, their employers, and community based organizations (CBOs). 

SEPA SHRM invites non-profit CBOs from the Greater Philadelphia area, the mission of which encompasses workforce readiness for diverse communities, to join us at Chapter meetings and events.  We invite these organizations to showcase the good work they are doing in our community and ways the HR profession can support them. 

SEPA SHRM is committed to diversity and believes that our workforces should reflect the communities we serve.  Many CBOs have as their mission advancing opportunities for diverse people in our communities, particularly with respect to employment.  Collaboration may take the form of supporting the organizations through donations of time, resources, goods or services; partnering for recruiting or other initiatives; and/or facilitating volunteer opportunities.  

When a CBO attends our Chapter events, their representatives are invited to join us free of charge. They are provided with a table at the front of the room to provide written information and the opportunity to address the group about their mission and volunteer opportunities.  We announce in advance of each meeting what organization will be featured, along with ways we can show our support for the organization, including making donations. 

Please join us in welcoming these organizations at our Chapter events.  If you are part of a CBO that would like to participate in Community Connect, please contact our VP of Diversity.