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Freedom to Achieve: Pathways and Practices for Economic Advancement After Incarceration

More than half a million people are released from U.S. prisons each year, and the majority are unable to find work due to underlying biases and systemic racism. This report argues that we must match…

August 20, 2021

American Rescue Plan Funds Can Transform Education for Young Adults

The recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides states with an unprecedented opportunity to use federal stimulus funds for innovative new educational programs supporting students who have fallen behind—including the millions of high school…

May 18, 2021

JFF's Framework for a High-Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program: Opportunity Youth

This pre-apprenticeship framework outlines strategies and promising practices for developing high-quality programs that serve opportunity youth participants. Acknowledgments We would like to thank the U.S. Department of Labor for providing the funding to support this…

May 10, 2021

Essential for a Post-COVID Economy: Recommendations for a Fully Funded and Transformed Workforce Development System

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the United States was overdue for a transformation of its postsecondary education and workforce development systems to meet the vast skill and employment needs of today’s workers and employers. The…

March 31, 2021

Providing Support for Community Colleges Now, and a Lever for Transformative Change

With JFF’s support of implementations of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program, participating community colleges demonstrated that a competency-based curriculum could successfully help low-credentialed adults advance in the IT sector. With JFF’s support of…

February 16, 2021

Nonprofits Offer a Road Map for Colleges Implementing the Google IT Certificate Program

This brief offers a look at actionable strategies developed by nonprofit organizations that community colleges can follow to increase learner retention, completion, and job placement rates through short-term and online workforce training models. This brief…

February 12, 2021

Young Adult Talent Development: How to Keep the Momentum Going During COVID-19

This brief shares lessons about sustaining young adult talent development efforts amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a collapsing economy, and reexamination of the work in light of the rekindled Black Lives Matter movement.…

January 27, 2021

State Policy Road Map for an Equitable Economic Recovery

In response to historic inequities that have only been exacerbated during times of crisis, JFF urges policymakers to think about COVID-19 recovery differently. This recovery must be equitable, with a vision that ensures systemic transformation,…

January 25, 2021

Redesigning Training Programs for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Training and education will be key to helping displaced workers find stable jobs in the post-pandemic recovery, but programs need to be reimagined with equity at the forefront to ensure that they benefit everyone equally.…

October 14, 2020

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