May 29, 2020

Path Forward

Every Monday and Thursday: Path Forward, a new program from the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy. Path Forward events take place at 3 p.m. EST every Thursday.

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Mental Health TeleTalk Series

The U.S. Chamber Foundation launched a new “pop-up” virtual event series focused on all facets of mental health, well-being, and community building. These virtual events are “pop-up” in nature to adapt to the business community’s changing needs, interest areas, and complex work schedules. The TeleTalks feature expert facilitated or group-based discussions to help individuals, employees, and businesses get the tools they need to find mental health and stability in an otherwise uncertain time.

Topics include:

  • Parenting During the Pandemic: Supporting Teens, Tweens and Ourselves Through Challenging Times
  • How Brands Are Responding to COVID-19: Flattening Our Mental Health Curve
  • Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building
  • Resourceful, Resilient, and Remote: Mental Health First Aid in the New Work Environment
  • Cultivating Wellness in the Workplace: Approaches to Mental Health Training and Education

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Closing the Digital Divide: Solving Inequities in Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 6: To provide more information on broadband connectivity and the homework gap, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce hosted a briefing webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm ET. We covered the background on Wi-Fi connectivity, current policy debates, and an initiative to get Every Student Connected.

Digital Empowers Virtual Event Series

Through its Digital Empowers program, the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services will host a three-part virtual event series on COVID-19 response. This series is designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities, and create a platform for collective action.

April 21 I COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics

Tuesday, April 21: The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services hosted the first event in our three-part series, "COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics." During this webinar, hear from organizations at the helm of this effort to learn more about their COVID-19 models, how they serve different purposes, and where gaps in data still remain to monitor, understand and mitigate this pandemic.

April 23 I TeleTalk: Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building

Thursday, April 23: The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services concluded the three-part COVID-19 virtual event series with a "teletalk" on Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building. This program took a deeper dive on the topic of digital mental health, employee and personal well-being, and virtual connection and community building.

Virtual Convening: Supporting Schools Amidst the Coronavirus Shutdown

Thursday, April 9: Discovery Education hosted a conversation about the profound impacts of this unnatural disaster upon one of America’s most important institutions – education. This idea-generating conversation focused on:

  • How K-12 schools are meeting the challenge of these unprecedented circumstances  
  • The move from traditional in-person teaching to virtual learning 
  • The unique opportunities for corporate America to step up and support schools during this rapidly evolving crisis 
  • Examples of corporate responses to build long-term, substantive solutions to support education beyond this health crisis 

Featured speakers included: 

  • Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Dan Ayoub, General Manager Education, Microsoft
  • Pete Weir, Chief Product Officer, Discovery Education
  • Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (moderator)

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Federal Resources for Early Childhood Education

Monday, April 6: To provide more information for childcare businesses struggling to stay afloat, the Chamber Foundation hosted a webinar on Monday, April 6 to discuss COVID-19's impact on the childcare industry, the federal legislative response, resources available to small businesses, recommendations on how childcare providers can leverage loan programs, and more.  

Nonprofit Organizations and the CARES Act

Monday, March 30: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation President Carolyn Cawley joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Neil Bradley to host an online briefing on how nonprofit organizations can benefit from the CARES Act.