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


Thursday May 22, 2014
Our nation is in critical need of innovative and cost-effective career pathways systems. More than one-third of American workers lack the skills needed to access and succeed in family-supporting careers, leaving millions of good jobs unfilled. Challenges such as the changing nature of job prerequisites, rapid technological changes, increased global competition, and increased workforce mobility have diminished our country’s ability to prepare our workforce for today’s jobs. Career pathways systems offer an effective strategy for economic advancement by integrating educational instruction,...
Tags: Career Pathways, Career and Technical Education
Thursday May 15, 2014
Business offices
The issue of unemployment persistently remains one of our government’s greatest challenges. Policymakers are well aware that economic growth is largely dependent on finding gainful, sustainable employment for as many people as possible. While recent data suggests improving economic prospects—unemployment decreased from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent in April—millions of unemployed Americans are perpetually unable to find jobs.Without discounting the positive impacts of the slight decline in unemployment, a negative fact remains problematic and undetected by conventional economic...
Tags: Labor Market Information, Manufacturing
Wednesday May 14, 2014
Jobs for the Future celebrates the achievements of 18 early college high school students who have been named Gates Millennium Scholars and will receive full-tuition scholarships to any accredited college or university of their choice, for both undergraduate and graduate education. The awards go to 1,000 high-performing students of color from low-income families annually to help remove barriers to postsecondary education. The early college students selected for these prestigious scholarships illustrate the dramatic success of their innovative secondary schools at expanding college, career,...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment
Wednesday May 7, 2014
The nation has been engaged in an ongoing conversation on how to improve student success and the affordability of education. At a Congressional briefing last week, several important voices collectively advocated for early college and dual and concurrent enrollment as effective strategies for high school and college success: Early college high school alumna Yevgeniya Bulayevskaya explained that she had arrived in New York City from Ukraine without basic English skills. The assistance she received from Bard High School Early College enabled her to not only catch up to her peers but to also...
Tags: Dual Enrollment, Early College