Disseminating Findings


Foundation Summit 

 2016 Baltimore Summit on Ex-Offender Reentry

2016 Baltimore Summit on Ex-Offender Reentry

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the Work First message. Employment is the path to self sufficiency and we provide policy makers with cutting-edge research on workforce development programs. Each year the foundation hosts a summit, inviting employment program leaders, educators and elected officials to participate in a conversation about our findings in the field of job placement. 

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Fellows Presentation

The Work First Fellowship provides a unique perspective to  adults who look to make a difference in the area of urban poverty. At the culmination of each fellowship year, fellows present their findings to members of local government, business leaders, and academics. Projects have reviewed:

  • challenges non-English speaking clients face
  • fiscally appropriate internship opportunities
  • alternative education programs
  • causes of computer illiteracy
  • opportunities to combat food insecurity
  • implications of the minimum wage increase on public assistance recipients