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


Monday March 31, 2014
Teacher working with a student
Persistence and completion are major topics in the community college world these days. The upcoming AACC Annual Convention, for example, has numerous sessions dedicated to advancing college completion and promoting student success. At Jobs for the Future, we recognize that support services play a critical role in student persistence and completion, and as such, many of our initiatives focus on building out comprehensive, coordinated support systems. Our recent publication, Promoting Persistence Through Comprehensive Supports, examines what it means for a college to think systemically about...
Tags: Adult Basic Education, Career and Technical Education
Wednesday March 26, 2014
Early college gradutes
Early college high schools are going above and beyond in creating life-changing opportunities for our nation’s youth. Over a decade of compelling, longitudinal outcomes data and student success stories confirm that early college schools propel low-income youth, students of color, and first-generation college goers to graduate high school and attain postsecondary degrees. With the sixth annual Early College High School Week coming to a close, this year's Week has shifted the spotlight from what Early College Designs can do to how we can advance the movement by bringing this potent framework...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment
Wednesday March 12, 2014
Health care staff with a patient and his wife
By Jan Hunter, Director, CareerSTAT, and Dr. Randall Wilson, Senior Project Manager Originally posted on the Huffington Post Blog on March 12, 2014 Healthcare consumers aren't the only ones impacted by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This game-changing legislation carries far-reaching impacts for thousands of frontline healthcare workers across the U.S. You see frontline healthcare workers in hospital lobbies and corridors—medical assistants, patient intake coordinators, dietary staff—each of whom plays a critical role in delivering care, but who...
Monday March 3, 2014
The United States has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the career and college readiness of the nation’s children—now let’s see if we can take it. The most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores demonstrate that America’s students failed to improve at all on their reading, science, and math performances, resulting in yet another slip in the international rankings. The 2012 results show that compared to 2009, U.S. teenagers fell from 25th to 31st in math; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center...
Tags: Workforce Partnership, Student-Centered Learning, STEM