Research and Publications

Through funds from the Lenfest Foundation, LNPWI uses a community-informed, data-driven approach to exploring workforce development and labor issues in North Philadelphia. These explorations are used to inform LNPWI and our partners practice and strategic investments. Many of our resources are produced in collaboration with our community partners and members of the OWL Collective. 

Take a look at some of our recent publications below. 

Employer Council Deep Dive Report

The Employer Council Deep Dive developed by LNPWI and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia with the support of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), explores the most pressing hiring and retention challenges employers are facing in this post-pandemic landscape. This Deep Dive also offers insight into how local hiring initiatives and strategic employer-workforce training provider partnerships can play a key role in building back our city’s economy by Philadelphians, for Philadelphians.

The Annual Impact Report offers an in-depth look at the work LNPWI and our partners have been doing over the last year. Contents of the report include details on our ongoing projects, partnerships, outcomes & outputs, and plans for next year. 

Voices Across North Philadelphia

The Voices Across North Philadelphia report shares the key lessons and recommendations that came out of a series of conversations with North Philadelphia residents. In particular, this report highlights the ways that education and workforce development providers are succeeding and where they can improve to better serve their communities.

This report, developed in collaboration with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, takes a community-driven, data-informed approach to understanding the workforce development and employment needs and assets of North Philadelphia. Using this knowledge, the report offers recommendations for strategic investments that will drive LNPWI’s work for the coming years. 

To see all of LNPWI publications, click here.

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