Roadmap for Growth: Combatting Homelessness through Economic Empowerment

Posted by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

While conversations around workforce development are happening all over the city, organizations are still struggling to find tangible ways to bring more nontraditional populations into the workforce, particularly the homeless and panhandling communities. At this event, businesses will share their success stories and provide practical solutions that can grow your business while still having a positive impact on Philadelphia. Join us for a discussion on these collaborative efforts underway.

Please note that free parking is available on-site.

Featured Speaker
Dave Shaffer, CEO, First Step Staffing

Originally from Atlanta, First Step Staffing merged with a for-profit staffing firm earlier this year to hire from the homeless and formerly incarcerated communities.


  • Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB)
  • Steven Cook, Co-Founder, CookNSolo Restaurant Partners & Rooster Soup Co.
  • Grace Manning, Manager of Social Impact and Administration, Saxbys
  • Joanne McFall, Market President, Keystone First

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