Linking TANF Families to Employment and Economic Opportunities Meeting: View Livestream Plenary Sessions, August 14-16, 2017

On August 14-16, 2017, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) hosted the 2017 Linking TANF Families to Employment and Economic Opportunities Meeting, which brought together TANF administrators, stakeholders, and leaders to discuss the current successes and challenges facing TANF programs. For those who were unable to attend, OFA livestreamed the meeting’s plenary sessions to ensure that the vital information and promising practices were shared to a wider audience.   
Plenaries streamed included Reimagining TANF and the Human Services with remarks by Steven Wagner, Assistant Acting Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, and The American Safety Net – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, which featured a panel comprised of Clarence H. Carter, Director of OFA, Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies for the American Enterprise Institute, and Susan Dreyfus, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
Mr. Carter also moderated the Examples of Employment Excellence plenary discussion, which featured four organizations from across the nation that have successfully increased employment outcomes for various hard-to-employ populations. Finally, the meeting closed with the TANF/WIOA Integration – State and County Innovation in Action plenary, highlighting the efforts of three states (Maryland, Massachusetts, and Missouri) to develop workforce partnerships that help meet the needs of individuals, families, and employers.