ERIC Number: ED442985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Neighborhood Design: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach. Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project.
Conway, Maureen; Bear, Marshall
Asian Neighborhood Design (AND) was established by a group of student architects in 1973 to rehabilitate houses and revitalize community spaces in the crowded neighborhoods of San Francisco's Chinatown. Despite its growth and development in response to changes in economic conditions, the policy environment, and its own clientele, AND has retained its initial approach, which is based on a comprehensive, needs-centered model of poverty alleviation. As a community development corporation with specialized expertise in architectural design and construction, AND works to help neighborhood residents achieve self-sufficiency by creating access to existing jobs in the construction industry and creating inner-city jobs in case-goods manufacturing. AND is committed to assisting low-income Bay area residents, including hard-to-place welfare recipients and ex-felons. Areas in which AND is active include the following: job training; wood products manufacturing; construction management; and architectural services. AND also offers posttraining counseling in critical life areas and management services. Of the 102 trainees participating in AND training programs in fiscal 1998, 75 (74%) graduated and 68 (91%) were placed in jobs at an average starting hourly wage of $9.18. In fiscal 1998, AND incurred total operating costs of $658,942 ($9,690 per job placement or $11,981 per retained job). (Contains 14 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Asian Americans, Building Trades, Carpentry, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Community Development, Construction Industry, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Housing, Inner City, Job Development, Job Training, Models, Neighborhood Improvement, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Poverty Programs, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Volunteers, Welfare Recipients
Economic Opportunity Program, The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, Web site: http://www.aspeninst.org/publications1/bookstore_economic.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)