The Jobs Initiative was an eight-year, $30 million effort to help 18-24 year old, inner-city residents obtain family-supporting jobs. JFF provided assistance to the intiative's funder and sites to help them achieve systemic reforms that improve job opportunities for low-income people in their regions.
Nationally, the Jobs Initiative placed more than 12,000 low-income people in jobs, catalyzed numerous innovations in the field, and was responsible for significant systems reforms in a number of its sites. For more information and access to Jobs Initiative publications, visit aecf.org.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Engaging Employers to Benefit Low-Income Job Seekers: Lessons from the Jobs Initiative
- The Framework for Labor Market Systems Reform for Jobs Initiative Sites
- Systems Reform in the Jobs Initiative: Lessons from Using the Framework for Labor Market Systems Reform
- Responding to a Changing Labor Market: The Challenges for Community-Based Organizations