ERIC Number: ED455369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Building New Partnerships for Employment: Collaboration among Agencies and Public Housing Residents in the Jobs-Plus Demonstration.
Kato, Linda Y.; Riccio, James A.
The effectiveness of the Jobs Plus Community Revitalization Initiative for Public Housing Families, which seeks to increase employment among people living in public housing, was examined through an in-depth study of the experiences of the interagency and resident Jobs Plus partnerships that were formed in seven cities across the United States in 1997. The study focused on the structures and practices used at each program site to implement the three-pronged Jobs Plus strategy, which is based on the following components: employment-related services; financial work incentives; and community support for work. Overall, the collaboratives had succeeded in implementing a Jobs Plus program, although progress had been slower than hoped. Despite numerous difficulties, the local partners were continuing to work together and the collaboratives were continuing to influence the design and operation of Jobs Plus through various formal and informal channels. Several sites improved interagency service coordination through a variety of institutional adaptations. Eighteen specific recommendations for improving collaboration for Jobs Plus were presented. (A discussion of collaboration in other initiatives for low-income families and a list of Job Plus collaborative partners and funding sources in 1999 are appended. Six program profiles are included. The bibliography lists 121 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Employment Programs, Labor Force Development, Low Income Groups, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Sector, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Housing, Public Sector, Systems Approach
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34 Street, New York, New York 10016. Tel: 212-532-3200, Web site: http://www.mdrc.org. For full text: http://www. mdrc.org/Reports2001/JP-BuildingPartnerships/JP-BuildingPart nerships.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Ambrose Monell Foundation, New York, NY.; Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Grable Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Open Society Inst., New York, NY.; New York Times Foundation, NY.; Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.