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ERIC Number: ED465117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)