Alamo Region Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2023

The Alamo Workforce Leadership Academy — launched in partnership by Workforce Solutions Alamo and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program — brings leaders from across the Alamo workforce ecosystem together for a year-long series of retreats, workshops, and action learning projects. The Academy provides a forum for local leaders to work collaboratively to identify local and regional systems-based challenges and create shared solutions for economic opportunity for all. Fellows work with leading practitioners throughout the country as they deepen networks; strengthen systems leadership skills; apply race, equity, and systems change frameworks to their work; and increase understanding of effective strategies and programs.

“Workforce Solutions Alamo is honored to partner with the Aspen Institute to lead this unique cohort designed to elicit meaningful change for our community. With enhanced local collaboration we will disaggregate local-level data to identify system gaps and opportunities to better serve residents, employers and the local economy. Throughout the course of the next nine months, Academy Fellows representing economic development, community-based organizations, local government, youth and private industry will explore best practices across the country to strengthen our local workforce ecosystem across our 13-County Alamo Region.” — Adrian Lopez, CEO, Workforce Solutions Alamo

The Alamo Workforce Leadership Academy is one of eight local academies launched in 2023. Alumni of the Academy become part of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, joining Fellows from fourteen previous Academies in eleven cities in the US and Canada.