You can make a difference! We offer several opportunities to help us fight poverty through employment.

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Your donation allows us to connect people with employment. 


Apply to Become a Work First Fellow

Our Fellows make a direct impact on urban poverty, research strategies to improve welfare programs and make significant changes in the lives of people in need.

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Become A Game Changer!

Our ever expanding network of civic minded difference makers can now come together as Game Changers! Learn more about our Game Changer program and how you can meet with Work First Foundation members, share poverty fighting strategies, mentor an adult who is just getting back on their feet, earn access to urban policy forums and help change the game around poverty.

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Become A Research ADVISER!

The Work First Foundation is proud of the impressive research that Work First Fellows conduct on a yearly basis. Each year fellows are asked to take a critical look at workforce development vendors and the clients that they serve, and provide innovative solutions to complex problems. The foundation welcomes any experienced researcher or policy expert to help mentor a fellow through their research practice, as these young leaders break into the world of using research to find solutions.