This is a significant commitment of resources, and there will be a lot of eyes on the results.
Jobs for the Future CEO Maria Flynn was quoted in a recent New York Times article about a handful of nonprofits that have developed innovative job-training programs that have track records of success helping people from low-income backgrounds build skills that they need for jobs that lead to economic advancement.
The article reports that the Biden administration is offering local and regional workforce development programs grants to adopt the nonprofits’ model through a $500 million program called the Good Jobs Challenge. JFF will work with the grantees to help them adopt best practices to ensure that their programs succeed.
“This is a significant commitment of resources, and there will be a lot of eyes on the results,” Flynn says in the article. “That will really influence what is proposed and funded going forward.”