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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The Aspen Institute, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern, Washington DC
Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern
CFED, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Institute for Research on Poverty, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
National Skills Coalition, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, May 22-24, 2017, New Orleans, LA
Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 Eastern
Mathematica, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
National Association for Welfare Research & Statistics, July 30-August 2, 2017, Pittsburg, PA
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