ERIC Number: ED311143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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The Enterprise Foundation.
This document describes five demonstration programs administered by the Enterprise Foundation in the Washington, D.C., area. The purpose of the Partners for Success Program is to support and assist hard-to-employ jobseekers in setting and achieving both professional and personal goals. The Words for Life Program is a workplace literacy project to improve the literacy of unemployed and underemployed Baltimore residents, who enter the program reading at the zero to fourth grade level. The Youth Internship Program is a public-private partnership initiative to allow Washington's at-risk youth to learn job skills while earning income in the private sector. The Middle East Family Support and Development Center is a prevention-oriented drop-in program for young families, intended to reduce teen pregnancies, improve the competence of young parents, and serve as a community center. The fifth program, Enterprise Jobs of Washington, serves as a laboratory for the foundation and trains employment program staff nationwide, while serving the local community with job counseling, training, and placement. The foundation also offers a four-day comprehensive training course for employment counselors and maintains an automated system for tracking the demographic characteristics of job program applicants, along with placement and retention information. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Enterprise Foundation, Columbia, MD.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia