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Building a future that works—for everyone.

Building a future that works—for everyone.

We drive transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.
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Equitable Economic Advancement for All
Millions of people are unfairly shut out of quality jobs and the chance for a better life. To eliminate barriers to economic advancement, we must fix our education and workforce systems to make them more equitable, better connected, and easier to navigate.

Our North Star:
In 10 years, 75 million people facing systemic barriers to advancement will work in quality jobs.
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Reimagine. Rebuild. Together.

For more than 40 years, Jobs for the Future has partnered with organizations like yours to design solutions, scale best practices, influence policy and action, and invest in innovations.

We aim to create learner and worker opportunity, strengthen education and career navigation, ensure program quality and efficacy, integrate learning and work, and build strong regional economies.

Together, we are reimagining what’s possible—leading public, private, and nonprofit sector changemakers to new ideas, promising innovations, and equitable ways to help millions more people advance.

Latest Ideas
Report Normalizing Opportunity
JFF calls on policymakers to break down barriers to economic opportunity—and establish policies that create equitable economic advancement—for the 70 million people...
Blog We Must Act Now to Prevent the Next Student Debt Crisis
President Biden’s student debt relief plan will only temporarily reduce the country’s overall student debt burden. To avoid a return of the crisis, JFF urges policymakers to...
Blog Together We Can Help Employers Create Quality Jobs
JFF is developing a Quality Jobs Framework that identifies a comprehensive definition of a quality job, based on a new, modern approach to securing what all workers deserve—not just a living wage and benefits but also stability, flexibility, autonomy, and equitable economic advancement. Join us!
Report The Big Blur
 It’s time to give up tinkering and instead take on a radical rethinking and restructuring of grades 11 through 14—the last two years of high school and the first two years of college—in order to increase success for all.
Immersive Learning & XR Technology Skills and Careers
Extended reality (XR) technology and immersive learning (IL) have already reshaped how people have fun, learn, and work. Now, new career pathways can give businesses, consumers, and society access to the opportunities created by “metaverse” technologies.
Upcoming Events

June 13, 2023

Impact Employer Summit

JFF’s Impact Employer Summit convenes visionary corporate leaders to explore how brave ideas and bold action on the part of companies can drive equitable impact.

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June 14-15, 2023

Horizons—Without Limits

Join leading thinkers and innovators at our premier national summit, where we explore without limits to find innovative practices and scalable solutions to transform our education and workforce systems.

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