Jobs and Race

Addressing Race and Cultural Competence in the Jobs Initiative

Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

April 17, 2017

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Casey Seeks Grant Proposals for Baltimore Workforce Initiatives

The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals for community-based workforce initiatives in East Baltimore to help residents secure quality jobs with local employers. The Foundation’s Baltimore Civic Site will award five to 10 grants of up to $300,000 each to efforts that combine skills training, wraparound services and job placements.

March 28, 2017

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Strengthening America’s Immigrant Workforce

New reports from the Aspen Institute present a snapshot of how workforce development and immigrant-serving organizations currently intersect, as well as recommendations for how practitioners in these fields can strengthen partnerships to better connect immigrants to skill-building and career advancement opportunities.

November 7, 2016

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