What We Do


Our Approach

JFF drives change in the American workforce and education systems to promote economic advancement for all.

Design

Working with stakeholders from across the ecosystem, we bring evidence-based models and solutions to life.

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Scale

We curate solutions that have potential to grow, and leverage our national networks of leaders to drive change in systems and distribute tools, resources and strategies.

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Influence

We shape policy that strengthens the labor market at the federal, state, and local levels and drive the conversation for education, workforce, and industry leadership nationwide.

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Invest

We invest capital and re-grant resources to incubate new solutions, accelerate innovation, and drive impact.

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Areas of work

With the rapid pace of change in our economy, JFF's work is more important than ever. We concentrate on three areas that strengthen the workforce and increase success for individuals and employers. We focus on today's most urgent issues while preparing for the future.

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Ensuring Equity in Advancement

Despite overall growth, economic opportunity is limited for millions. Low-income people and people of color are least likely to advance. Through education and dignified work, everyone can create the life they deserve.


Our Goal

JFF provides solutions that create access to economic advancement for all.

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Meeting Employer Needs

Employers nationwide struggle to find people with the right skills to fill jobs. To thrive in the global economy, US businesses need a stronger supply of highly qualified workers.


Our Goal

JFF offers strategies that match the supply of skilled workers with the demands of the job market.

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Preparing for the Future of Work

Automation, outsourcing, and new contract arrangements are changing the nature of work. Everyone must think and act differently about how to train and sustain the nation’s talent supply.


Our Goal

JFF prepares all stakeholders to anticipate change and take action to thrive in this evolving environment.