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A Closer Look: The Generation Work Partnership in Indianapolis

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Helping connect young people to workforce and career opportunities in Indianapolis

This post focuses on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Generation Work™ partnership in Indianapolis. It is one installment in a broader series that explores how each partnership is working to position young people — especially youth and young adults of color and those from low-income communities — for workplace success.

Posted August 14, 2019

Helping Adult Learners Find Careers and Economic Opportunity

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Job training for adults who need support connecting to the workforce

While most jobs require some college or postsecondary training, nearly 23 million Americans older than age 25 lack a high school degree or equivalent credential. The good news? Career pathway programs — which combine adult learning and job training — can help.

Posted August 14, 2019

In Memphis, Effort to Boost Businesses of Color Gains Momentum

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The Memphis timeline

In May 2018, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced an ambitious effort — called the 800 Initiative — to help 800 of the city’s burgeoning black-owned businesses grow their revenue by $50 million. Learn about the promising results.

Posted July 21, 2019

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Big Ideas for Job Creation

How best to address the nation's unemployment rate? Thirteen of the country's most innovative thinkers offer big ideas worthy of consideration and potential investment.

Improving Access to Public Benefits

Not all families are able to gain access to the benefits for which they are eligible. What can funders, communities and the government do to connect low-income families to these supports.