Public Event

Project Catapult: Investing in Next-Generation Workforce Solutions


March 7, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA


Please join the Boston Foundation, SkillWorks, JVS, Resilient Coders and JP Morgan for the release of a publication of workforce essays and a discussion about how we can accelerate change in policy around workforce training.

Today’s unprecedented tight labor market, anticipated attrition due to baby boomer retirements, and growth of high demand and skilled jobs, has created a tremendous tension between the demand to fill jobs and the lack of supply ready to fill those jobs.

The goal of Catapult is to invest in the exponential growth of Greater Boston’s most effective, market-driven training and education organizations in partnership with the region’s most savvy businesses to leverage the region’s potential for sustaining talent via the workforce system.


Paul S. GroganPresident & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Opening Remarks

Janice UrbanikSenior Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Panel Discussion with Q&A

Marybeth CampbellExecutive Director, SkillWorks, Moderator
Rougui DialloChief of Staff, Resilient Coders
John PepperCo-Founder, Owner & Executive Chairman, Boloco
Jerry RubinPresident & CEO, Jewish Vocational Service
MJ RyanDirector, Workforce Development, Partners Healthcare 

Closing Remarks

Abby MarquandVice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Michelle Hinkle at: