Providing the Missing Link

A Model for a Neighborhood-Focused Employment Program

Posted March 3, 2002
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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As part of the Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative, the report describes ways to help lift disadvantaged neighborhoods out of poverty by improving low-income workers’ job readiness and retention, while simultaneously increasing the quantity and quality of available career opportunities.

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Neighborhood-Focused Employment

Neighborhood-focused workforce development efforts can help address poverty, one low-income worker at a time. This model also expands job training and career advancement opportunities for all residents in an otherwise disadvantaged area.