Providing the Missing Link

A Model for a Neighborhood-Focused Employment Program

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

March 2, 2002

Summary

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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Key Takeaway

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.

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