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Literacy Beat, 1988
The Family Support Act of 1988 is based on the assumption that education, training, work experience, and support are the way to reduce welfare dependence. The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training program in the act requires participation of many welfare recipients in state job training programs. Comprehensive welfare reform programs in…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Economically Disadvantaged
BCEL Newsletter for the Business and Literacy Communities, 1991
Concerned with the increasing feminization of poverty, the Rockefeller Foundation launched in 1982 a $12 million welfare-to-work research and demonstration project, presently midway into a 5-year evaluation. The Minority Female Single Parent Demonstration project involved four community-based organizations: Atlanta Urban League (Georgia);…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Organizations, Demonstration Programs, Displaced Homemakers