About Us

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the United States. JFF develops innovative programs and public policies that increase college readiness and career success and build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. With over 30 years of experience, JFF is a recognized national leader in bridging education and work to increase economic mobility and strengthen our economy.

Our Vision

The promise of education and economic mobility in America is achieved for everyone.

Our Mission

Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy.

Our Approach

Jobs for the Future designs and drives the adoption of innovative, scalable approaches and models—solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems.

Our Goals

To achieve our mission, we focus on three goals:

  1. All lower-income young people graduate high school on a clear path to college completion and career success.
  2. All underprepared students gain the skills they need to earn postsecondary credentials with high labor market value.
  3. All lower-skilled workers obtain the education and training required to move into family-supporting careers with clear paths for advancement.

We organize our work into three areas to align with our goals:

  1. Preparing for College and Career
  2. Earning Postsecondary Credentials
  3. Advancing Careers and Economic Growth

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Effective October 1, 2016, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions is an independent organization. You can find them at nationalfund.org. Jobs for the Future wishes them well in their new chapter.