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


Higher Education Pipeline: Evaluation of Access and Attainment

Jobs for the Future and the Parthenon Group

JFF commissioned the Parthenon Group to look at rates of high school graduation, college entrance, and college success. The research led to three major conclusions:

  1. More education is better for individuals and society;
  2. Access to college is necessary but not sufficient; and
  3. Targeted investments will help close the "attainment gap" in the rates of college success for underrepresented youth compared to all young people.

The survey was released at Double the Numbers, a national conference focused on improving the rates of college success for youth who are underrepresented in postsecondary education.