Good Jobs and Careers

What Communities Need to do to Train and Move Low-Income, Low-Skilled People into Good Jobs and Careers

This brochure describes the Casey Foundation's take on the 10 key components of implementing a successful long-term job retention workforce initiative through its Jobs Initiative. 

October 27, 2004

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Workforce Development for Working Families

A Solution in Search of Civic Commitment

This article by the Casey Foundation's Family Economic Success initiative, describes how communities can create successful workforce initiatives based on lessons and findings from the Foundation's Jobs Initiative.

July 1, 2004

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Creating Change

Pushing Workforce Systems to Help Participants Achieve Economic Stability and Mobility

This report presents examples of workforce development strategies and reforms implemented as part of the Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative. 

July 2, 2002

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Moving Up Is A Steep Climb

Parents’ Work and Children’s Welfare in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative

Researchers spent 18 months following families to better understand how parental employment intersects with child well-being. Their study focused on 10 low-income families from two Jobs Initiative sites — Seattle and Milwaukee. The goal? Learn how workforce development impacts a parent’s job mobility and if this mobility — or lack thereof — affects their kids.

April 20, 2002

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Providing the Missing Link

A Model for a Neighborhood-Focused Employment Program

This report presents a model for implementing a neighborhood-focused workforce development strategy. 

March 2, 2002

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Extending Ladders

Findings from the Annie E. Casey's Jobs Initiative

This report summarizes key outcomes and lessons from the Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative, which emphasized workforce development reforms on behalf of low-skilled job seekers.

November 2, 2001

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