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An Innovative Training Program is Helping Atlantans Get — and Keep — Jobs

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Atlanta CareerRise helps individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.

Researchers at Emory University compared a workforce training program called Atlanta CareerRise to more traditional training approaches. Their review found that Atlanta CareerRise did a better job at helping individuals get hired, stay employed and increase their earnings.  

Posted February 16, 2018

Young People Help to Reshape Workforce Development in Baltimore

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Young people in Baltimore desire rewarding careers that create opportunities for their families and communities. Yet, clear barriers — including a lack of information about viable prospects and support resources — stand in their path, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Posted January 3, 2018

Reshaping Workforce Development in Baltimore


In Baltimore, organizations were hitting hurdles in their efforts to connect young people to training and job opportunities. Enter the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invested in a participatory research pilot to capture both authentic community voices and the employment experiences of local youth.

This report shares what the Casey Foundation learned from Baltimore residents — both interviewees and consultants — and delivers a road map for implementing similar research and engagement models.

Posted January 3, 2018

Apply Today: New Leadership Program Open to NPU-V Residents

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Now through Jan. 31, 2018, residents of Atlanta's Neighborhood Planning Unit-V can apply to participate in a new nine-month leadership program aimed at helping residents effect positive community change.

Posted January 2, 2018

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Building Baltimore's Next Economy

Greater Baltimore has significant assets on which to build a more opportunity-rich next economy, but they aren’t being fully exploited. What can be done?