Evaluation of One Baltimore for Jobs Executive Summary

Job Opportunities for Disconnected Young Adults

By Kingslow Associates

March 5, 2019


The One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) program, active in 2016 and 2017, sought to connect young African-American males in Baltimore with high-quality jobs in growing industries. This executive summary reviews 1B4J’s objectives, outcomes and lessons learned. It supplements a full report that describes the program — including its challenges, successes and the systems changes that occurred — and explains why Baltimore’s story should inform the workforce development efforts of communities nationwide.

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Key Takeaway on 1B4J

One program, two years and $5 million to build a stronger workforce pipeline in Baltimore

1B4J had clear priority populations: African-American males and ex-offenders who ranged from 18- to 29-years old and lived in Baltimore’s distressed neighborhoods. It also had a clear goal: connect these young adults to potentially life-changing job training programs and critical support services.

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