It’s all about
putting people back to work.

Work First is a direct and effective approach to helping those living in poverty get back on their feet. The Work First Foundation is dedicated to demonstrating to governments everywhere that employment-centered, pay-for-performance business model programs provide the most effective means to help men and women reduce their dependency on public assistance, improve their quality of life, and better serve their own and their communities’ interests for the future. 


Since 2005, the Foundation has helped 5,700 hard-to-place individuals prepare for, find and keep jobs through its Work First demonstration projects.  Clients reap the rewards of working, while State and City agencies from New York to California and from Maryland to North Carolina reap the rewards of budget-conscious, pay-for-performance service contracts.   Work First works – and we can replicate its success across the country.


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