This evaluation of Jobs for the Future’s Opportunity Works program and Back on Track model by The Urban Institute began in 2015 and finished reporting in 2019. The evaluation of seven cities, including Hartford, sought to assess the impacts of the Back on Track model on the educational and career outcomes of participants.
America’s Promise Alliance is the driving force behind a nationwide movement to improve the lives and futures of America’s youth. Its work is rooted in the belief that every young person deserves to succeed and every adult is responsible for making that happen. Its campaigns and initiatives align organizations behind a common vision for a better future and bold goals to reach it.
Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. It involves developing a common agenda; collectively defining a problem; establishing shared measurement; coordinating efforts to maximize results; and having a team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group.
The Center for Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning’s Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) is a multi-year initiative that will support efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school-age youth.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people. CLASP works to develop and implement federal, state, and local policies (in legislation, regulation, and on the ground) that reduce poverty, improve low-income people’s lives, and creates pathways to economic security for everyone.