More Than a Job

Final Results from the Evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Transitional Jobs Program

This report outlines and evaluates the results of the Center for Employment Opportunity program, which aims to help former prisoners improve their job prospects and reduce the chances of landing back in jail.

January 1, 2012

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The Working Poor Families Project

Strengthening Workplace Education Program Policies to Enable Low-Wage Workers' Advancement

This policy brief revisits a few programs covered in an earlier report on workplace education programs, and highlights other programs that improve basic skills, literacy and english language skills.

October 1, 2011

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Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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Improving Access to Apprenticeship

Strengthening State Policies and Practices

This report outlines the need for employers, nonprofits and policy makers to align resources and systems to create or strengthen programs — such as apprenticeships — to train low-skill adults for jobs that can help their families achieve financial stability.

June 1, 2011

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Changing Systems is Like Moving a Mountain

...And Other Insights from Successful Workforce Leaders

This report offers insights and observations from successful leaders who have worked on system change, in answer to the philanthropic community’s need for more discussion and analysis of the traits, talents and tactics that make good leaders, especially in workforce development.

January 1, 2010

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Westside Education and Training Center

Finding Creative Ways to Combine Residents’ Need for Good Jobs with Buyers’ Need for Trained Workers

This report tells the inspiring story of the Westside Education and Training Center, an 18-classroom facility in San Antonio’s struggling West Side neighborhood. Readers will learn how the center came about, why it’s so unique, and how its menu of college courses and career-ready training is helping local families build a better, brighter tomorrow.

November 1, 2008

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Expanding College and Job-Skills Opportunities in Western Maine

Strengthening Rural Families

This is the story of Franklin County, Maine, a rural community crippled by poverty and too few economic opportunities. It’s a story with two stars: 1) local leaders who rally together to bring college courses and job training to the area; and 2) residents who step out of their comfort zone to grow new skills and careers. 

March 1, 2008

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