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About Our Areas of Work
We organize our work into three areas to help low-income youth & adults:


Monday June 18, 2012
JFF has been working with its partners to help reinstate the "Ability to Benefit" (ATB) provisions of the Higher Education Act since its elimination in last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2012. For years, ATB has allowed students without a high school diploma or a GED to qualify for federal aid by passing a specified test or successfully completing six hours of postsecondary education. ATB’s elimination, which is scheduled to become effective in July, comes at a time when many states and local communities are transforming their adult and postsecondary education systems—...
Tags: Adult Basic Education
Wednesday June 13, 2012
Last week the House Education and the Workforce Committee considered a bill, H.R.4297, the “Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012,” that would dramatically reform the nation’s workforce investment system by consolidating over 20 federal employment and training programs into a single block grant to states and local areas. (The bill was last marked up on June 7.) This bill strengthens the role that employers would play in the design and implementation of the nation’s workforce investment system and encourages the establishment of regionally based workforce areas around which to build...
Tags: Career Pathways, Opportunity Youth