This year Taproot Foundation made its annual U.S. Pro Bono Summit virtual. Leaders from across sectors explored how the pro bono ecosystem can support the social good organizations and small businesses who will be a vital part in rebuilding our communities in the wake of our current crises.
“These global crises are having a profound impact on our communities,” notes Lindsay Firestone Gruber, Taproot Foundation’s President and CEO, “and the ripple effects will be felt well into the future. We’re bringing leaders together with these webinars so that we are all prepared to step up—through pro bono service—when organizations and small businesses are ready for support in rebuilding their communities.”
A record 20+ million individuals have filed for unemployment in recent months. Organizations in the workforce development field across the country are experiencing an exponential increase in demand, pushing them to the forefront in this changing world of work.
Jobs for the Future, Per Scholas, and The HOPE Program joined Taproot Foundation to highlight urgent needs in the field today and uncover how pro bono from the private sector can support these organizations in ensuring sustainable employment for our communities.
The U.S. Pro Bono Summit is supported in part by Impact Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and Leadership Sponsors Deloitte, Disney, and Prudential Financial.