ERIC Number: ED465117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Faith-Based Organizations Providing Employment and Training Services: A Preliminary Exploration. Revised.
Kramer, Fredrica D.; Nightingale, Demetra Smith; Trutko, John; Spaulding, Shayne; Barnow, Burt S.
The role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in providing employment-related services was examined in an exploratory study of FBOs in the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland; Ft. Worth, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and San Diego, California. For purposes of the study, FBOs were defined as organizations that hold religious or worship services or are affiliated with a religious denomination or house of worship. Data were gathered through telephone discussions with local Workforce Investment Act (WIA) administrators or designated staff and representatives of random samples of 18 congregations/houses of worship and 9 nonprofit organizations presumed to be religiously affiliated. All five local WIAs contracted with FBOs. Although most of the religious congregations/houses of worship contacted did not formally provide employment-related services, one to three in each study city provided more formal or programmatic services that are work- related. A few congregations providing fairly substantial employment-related services served substantial numbers of individuals (several hundred annually). Like other employment service providers, FBOs offered a range of employment and supportive services, sometimes in combination with other services for their target populations. Lists of FBOs receiving welfare-to-work grants, workforce development boards contracting with FBOs, congregations providing employment-related services by city, and nonprofit FBOs in the study cities are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Church Role, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Trends, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Financial Support, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Religious Organizations, State Church Separation, State of the Art Reviews, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Trend Analysis
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/FINALrep_02.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego); Maryland (Baltimore); Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh); Texas (Fort Worth); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)