Improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

An initiative to bolster efforts in six Midwest states to help working-age adults who need to expand their skills.

 
Skills For Chicagoland's Future

Skills For Chicagoland's Future

New City Of Chicago And Cook County Program To Put Chicagoans Back To Work

 
Employment Program

Employment Program

Creating Economic Opportunity

 
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Employment Grantees

2012 Employment Grants

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

Bipartisan Policy Center Inc.
Washington, DC $75,000
To support a 'scoping' process to determine if conditions are favorable for launching al arger initiative to rethink workforce development policy in the United States. (1 yr)

Center for Energy Workforce Development
Washington, DC $225,000
To build the capacity and sustainability of energy industry workforce consortia in the six Joyce states. (2 yrs)

Center for Labor and Community Research
Chicago, IL $150,000
To advocate for expanded and improved advanced manufacturing workforce development in the Chicago area, and to support expansion of such work beyond the Chicago area. (2 yrs)

Center for Law and Social Policy
Washington, DC $300,000
To support the Career Pathways State Alliance. (2 yrs)

Chicago Career Tech
Chicago, IL $300,000
To launch Skills for Chicagoland's Future. (2 yrs)

Chicago Jobs Council
Chicago, IL $425,000
To support advocacy to improve systems that serve the workforce development needs of disadvantaged job seekers and low wage workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois. (2 yrs)

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Chicago, IL $200,000
To support employer outreach related to LearningCounts.org, CAEL's comprehensive online prior learning assessment resource. (2 yrs)

EmployIndy
Indianapolis, IN $250,000
To support phase one of a new business-led workforce development project aimed at closing the skills gap and creating opportunities for low-income workers in the Indianapolis region. (1 yr)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Washington, DC $400,000
To support research and the development of new data analysis tools to help institutions and policy makers align education and training with labor market demand. (2 yrs)

Institute for Latino Progress
Chicago, IL $500,000
To support its participation in the federal Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) research demonstration (2 yrs)

Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $750,000
To support the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. (3 yrs)

Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $340,000
To support the Credentials That Work Initiative. (2 yrs)

Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $280,000
To continue management of the Congressional Staff Network for Workforce Development and Economic Security. (2 yrs)

Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $200,000
To support the CareerSTAT initiative, a national collaboration of hospital executives promoting investments in the skill development of frontline workers. (1 yr)

Macomb Community College Foundation
Warren, MI $100,000
For continued support of the Auto Communities Consortium. (1 yr)

Madison Area Technical College Foundation
Madison, WI $300,000
To support its participation in the federal Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) research demonstration. (2 yrs)

The Manufacturing Institute
Washington, DC $200,000
To engage in a communications and partnership-building effort to build awareness and use of manufacturing skills credentials. (2 yrs)

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
St. Paul, MN $675,000
To support the next phase of the Minnesota FastTRAC Initiative, a state policy reform effort designed to create pathways for low-skilled adults to obtain postsecondary occupational credentials that lead to family-supporting wages (2 yrs)

National Employment Law Project Inc.
New York, NY $400,000
To support technical assistance and policy efforts on Midwest-focused, state-level unemployment insurance reform; implementation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program; and advocacy for federal policies that support economic security for working families. (2 yrs)

National Skills Coalition
Washington, DC $850,000
To support federal policy efforts, technical assistance to Midwest state advocates, strategic communications, and a national Workforce Data Quality Campaign. (2 yrs)

Nonprofit Finance Fund
New York, NY $88,550
To support Pay For Success education project development in targeted cities applying for Department of Labor grants. (1 yr)

Policy Matters Ohio
Cleveland, OH $75,000
To support three major research projects on effective worker training and placement program models (1yr)

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Inc.
Chicago, IL $125,000
For continued advocacy to promote career advancement opportunities for low-skilled adults in Illinois and nationally, using a variety of state and federal policy levers. (1 yr)

State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Madison, WI $576,800
To support the next phase of the Wisconsin RISE Initiative, a state policy reform effort designed to create career pathways for low-skilled adults that will lead to employment in high-demand jobs.  (2 yrs)

Women Employed Institute
Chicago, IL $650,000
For system reform efforts to ensure that low-income, low-skilled adults can obtain postsecondary credentials with economic value. (2 yrs)
 


Women Employed Institute
Chicago, IL $650,000
For system reform efforts to ensure that low-income, low-skilled adults can obtain postsecondary credentials with economic value. (2 yrs)
 


http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/
State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Madison, WI $576,800
To support the next phase of the Wisconsin RISE Initiative, a state policy reform effort designed to create career pathways for low-skilled adults that will lead to employment in high-demand jobs.  (2 yrs)
 


http://povertylaw.org/
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Inc.
Chicago, IL $125,000
For continued advocacy to promote career advancement opportunities for low-skilled adults in Illinois and nationally, using a variety of state and federal policy levers (1 yr)
 


http://www.policymattersohio.org/
Policy Matters Ohio
Cleveland, OH $75,000
To support three major research projects on effective worker training and placement program models (1yr)
 


http://nonprofitfinancefund.org/
Nonprofit Finance Fund
New York, NY $88,550
To support Pay For Success education project development in targeted cities applying for Department of Labor grants. (1 yr)
 


National Skills Coalition
Washington, DC $850,000
To support federal policy efforts, technical assistance to Midwest state advocates, strategic communications, and a national Workforce Data Quality Campaign. (2 yrs)
 


http://www.nelp.org/
National Employment Law Project Inc.
New York, NY $400,000
To support technical assistance and policy efforts on Midwest-focused, state-level unemployment insurance reform; implementation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program; and advocacy for federal policies that support economic security for working families. (2 yrs)
 


http://www.mnscu.edu/
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
St. Paul, MN $675,000
To support the next phase of the Minnesota FastTRAC Initiative, a state policy reform effort designed to create pathways for low-skilled adults to obtain postsecondary occupational credentials that lead to family-supporting wages (2 yrs)
 


http://madisoncollege.edu/giving-madison-college
Madison Area Technical College Foundation
Madison, WI $300,000
To support its participation in the federal Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) research demonstration. (2 yrs)
 


http://www.macomb.edu/Alumni/Macomb+Community+College+Foundation/
Macomb Community College Foundation
Warren, MI $100,000
For continued support of the Auto Communities Consortium (1 yr)
http://www.macomb.edu/Alumni/Macomb+Community+College+Foundation/
Macomb Community College Foundation
Warren, MI $100,000
For continued support of the Auto Communities Consortium (1 yr)
 


Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $200,000
To support the CareerSTAT initiative, a national collaboration of hospital executives promoting investments in the skill development of frontline workers. (1 yr)
 


http://www.jff.org/
Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $280,000
To continue management of the Congressional Staff Network for Workforce Development and Economic Security. (2 yrs)
 


http://www.jff.org/
Jobs for the Future
Boston, MA $340,000
To support the Credentials That Work Initiative. (2 yrs)
 

 

 

 


 

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