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


Wednesday November 20, 2013
More High Schools to Team Up with Employers
Originally ran on the U.S. Department of Education's blog, November 20, 2013 This blog was authored by JFF's former CEO Marlene B. Seltzer. This week’s announcement of U.S. Department of Labor’s $100 million Youth CareerConnect initiative is exciting news for our nation’s high school students, employers, and communities. At Jobs for the Future, we believe all high schools can benefit from partnering with employers, colleges, and the workforce system to build seamless pathways through college and into technical careers. And thanks to funding from Youth CareerConnect, 25 to 40 school districts...
Tags: Workforce Partnership, Career and Technical Education, Career Pathways, Early College
Tuesday November 5, 2013
Time to rethink 12th grade
Everyone in education is talking about the Common Core State Standards: Writing curriculum to implement them. Building capacity to teach them. Using technology to help students meet them. This is all essential work that must be done before states begin testing in 2014 whether students are truly college and career ready, based on the Common Core. But… There’s something else we all need to start planning for now: What about the students who will not be deemed college ready? While the best long-term strategy will be to improve the education of students from grades 9-11 so that more are ready,...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment