The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the Work First message. Employment is the path to self sufficiency and we want to provide policy makers with the most updated studies on work force 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.
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, professors. 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
The fellows diverse subjects provide the game changers in the audience with fresh ideas to implement or new ways to look at a familiar problem.