Gainful Employment and Independence is one of the key outcome areas APHSA seeks to impact through a transformed human service system. Through aligned and person-centered programs, flexible funding, meaningful accountability, and strategic partnerships, we can provide the opportunities and supports that will help low-income individuals get a job, keep a job, and start down a sustainable career path.
For low-income people, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to achieving economic mobility and greater wellbeing. However, many low-income people do not have equal access to opportunity, and face barriers to full participation in our nation’s economy. Human service agencies and their partners play a critical role in supporting access to opportunity, employment, self-sufficiency, and greater individual capacity for low-income individuals and families.
The APHSA Center for Employment & Economic Well-Being (CEEWB) was established to be a central source of information, resources, discussion and development relating to workforce engagement and gainful employment. The Center facilitates collaboration across stakeholders, and identifies and promotes practice models, funding structures, and policies that can best support and enable gainful employment and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
Policy & Practice Articles:
View all of the articles in the Policy & Practice - Special CEEWB Series!
CEEWB's 2017 Hot Topics Webinar Series:
Did you miss CEEWB's Hot Topics September webinar, Employer Perspectives on Workforce: Skilling Up Workers for Available Employment? Don't worry, you can view the recording here.
The National Center for Families Learning, October 9-11, 2017, Tucson, AZ
American Enterprise Institute, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 4:30-6:00 PM, Washington DC and Livestream
The Aspen Institute, Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern, Washington DC
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time
Institute for Research on Poverty, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time
Webinar- Lifeline Program Updates
Universal Service Administrative Co., Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
Results for America, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3:30-5:30 PM Eastern Time, Washington DC
WorkforceGPS, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Eastern Time
WorkforceGPS, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time
WorkforceGPS, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Eastern Time
WorkforceGPS, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time
The Aspen Institute, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time, Washington, DC and Live Stream
Featured Resource! – Community Action Agencies and Financial Capability Integration
ACF Office of Community Services, September 2017
This brief shares lessons and strategies from three community action agencies (CAAs) that are integrating financial capability services into social service programs. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. The brief is organized into three sections: selecting financial capability services, deciding who will provide the selected financial capability services, and identifying the right points in time to integrate financial capability services.
American Institutes for Research and Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, September 2017
MDRC, September 2017
ACF Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, July 2017