Evaluation of One Baltimore for Jobs Executive Summary

Job Opportunities for Disconnected Young Adults

Posted March 5, 2019
By Kingslow Associates
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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.