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  • Mobility panel

    A Discussion of Economic Mobility

    David Dodson of MDC, Inc., Hilary Pennington of Ford Foundation, and Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution engage in a panel discussion, moderated by Paul Osterman, on economic mobility in the United States. Watch this must-see conversation from JFF's national summit.

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  • Deeper Learning

    Students at the Center: Deeper Learning Research Series

    Two new reports in the Deeper Learning Research Series have been released. The reports explore districtwide strategies for supporting deeper learning goals and how deeper learning can bridge gaps for underserved youth.

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  • Employer Engagement Toolkit: From Placement to Partners

    This toolkit is a guide for training providers, workforce development organizations, community colleges, other educational institutions, and community-based organizations deliberately integrating employer engagement into the core decision making of their program. 

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  • High School Graduate, College Study Group, Policymaker, Construction Worker

    Who Is Jobs for the Future?

    The mission of JFF is to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. For 30 years, we have helped employers find skilled workers, and workers move into higher-wage jobs through education and training programs. We are a Boston-based nonprofit working in over 100 communities nationwide.

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  • Work-based learning

    New Work-Based Learning Resources from JFF

    Americans seeking employment often face a conundrum: relevant work experience is a prerequisite for many jobs, but it is difficult to gain the required experience without being in the workplace. Work-based learning—activities that occur in workplaces through which youth and adults gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for entry or advancement in a particular career field—offers a solution to this problem. See JFF's new suite of resources on work-based learning, including a report and overview of our 7 principles for effective work-based learning, a series of case studies on work-based learning in action, and an online toolkit with videos about one new model of work-based learning, work-based courses.
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  • Scaling

    Scaling Innovation in Community Colleges: A Guide to Action

    As community colleges across the country look for ways to promote student success, the need for scaling effective approaches is critical. This guide builds on a framework of four phases of scaling: planning, initiating, expanding, and sustaining. With the aim of translating the framework to promote action on the ground, the guide outlines key concepts, questions, and action steps related to each of the four phases. The guide draws on lessons from multiple JFF initiatives designed to promote student success in postsecondary education, and offers examples of key concepts in action.
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