Gainful Employment and Independence is one of four key outcome areas APHSA seeks to impact through a transformed human service system. Through aligned and person-centered programs, flexible funding, meaningful accountability, and strategic partnerships, we can provide the opportunities and supports that will help low-income individuals get a job, keep a job, and start down a sustainable career path.
For low-income people, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to achieving economic mobility and greater wellbeing. However, many low-income people do not have equal access to opportunity, and face barriers to full participation in our nation’s economy. Human service agencies and their partners play a critical role in supporting access to opportunity, employment, self-sufficiency, and greater individual capacity for low-income individuals and families.
The APHSA Center for Employment & Economic Well-Being (CEEWB) was established to be a central source of information, resources, discussion and development relating to workforce engagement and gainful employment. The Center facilitates collaboration across stakeholders, and identifies and promotes practice models, funding structures, and policies that can best support and enable gainful employment and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
Policy & Practice Articles:
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Webinar Training- “Boomeranging”: Strategies for Revitalizing an Aging Workforce
Occupational Health & Safety Academy, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern
The Hamilton Project, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern, Washington DC and Live Webcast
CFED, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
WIOA Wednesday Webinar- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Part I: Overview & Development
WorkforceGPS, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM, Washington DC and Live Webinar
The LEAD Center, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern
APHSA in Partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, April 30-May 3, Baltimore, MD
Panel and Networking Reception- Can Innovative Financial Products Help Families Manage Increasingly Volatile Incomes?
The Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern, Washington DC and Live Webcast
WIOA Wednesdays Webinar- Competitive Selection of One-Stop Operators: “Deep Dive”
WorkforceGPS, Thursdsay, May 4, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
American Enterprise Institute, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern, Washington DC
University of Massachusetts’s Transitions to Adulthood Research and Training Center, Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern
CFED, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, May 22-24, 2017, New Orleans, LA
National Association for Welfare Research & Statistics, July 30-August 2, 2017, Pittsburg, PA
Featured Resource!—Disconnected Youth Collection of Resources
Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Foundation Center, December 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Foundation Center teamed up to create this special collection of resources focused on the millions of youth aged 16-24 who are out of school and not working. The resources can help policymakers and practitioners serve this population, often referred to as disconnected youth.
Featured Resource!—Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services
U.S. DHHS, Administration for Children and Families
This guide, aimed at community-based organizations that serve low- and moderate-income clients, walks through the process of building clients' financial capability by integrating financial capability services into existing programs (e.g., workforce development, family services) that clients are already using.
CFED, April 2017
The Urban Institute, March 2017
Survey Report- Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 2016
Mathematica, November 2016
MDRC, October 2016