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Person, Ann; Pavetti, LaDonna; Max, Jeffrey – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2008
This practice brief profiles three programs, two statewide and one local, that provide work opportunities to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients who are participating in vocational education programs. The authors selected programs that combine vocational education and paid work because this strategy reinforces the emphasis of…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Vocational Education, Welfare Services, Work Study Programs
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Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Olson, Avery B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Through a year-long study of welfare-to-work students in the community college CalWORKs program, we investigated what self-authorship development looks like by examining developmental progress, and whether there are patterns in development along the three dimensions of self-authorship. Findings demonstrate progress toward self-authorship, but…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Poverty Programs
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Goodman, Patricia; King-Simms, Shauna – Community College Journal, 2005
Community colleges are undoubtedly aligned in the most strategic positions to affect social and economic change. Numerous factors are playing a part in the shifts felt throughout higher education today. From the recent economic recession that continues to provide America with more displaced workers, unemployed and underemployed adults to the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Community Colleges, Adult Learning, Adult Students