Future of Work

Over the past two decades, the labor market has changed. It has added low-wage jobs that do not offer economic stability or mobility, and undercut worker dignity. A subset of “gig” jobs employ millions but do not offer basic employment and safety net protections. State and federal policymakers need to take stock of how new technologies are affecting economic stability and mobility for low-wage workers. The Foundation seeks to fund applied policy research on how to improve economic stability and mobility for low-wage workers, including “gig” workers. The Foundation also seeks to support applied policy research and advocacy about how state and federal policymakers can ensure economic mobility, stability, and dignity for low-wage workers.

Goal: Improve economic stability, safety, and dignity for low-wage workers through state and federal policy.

Policy Watch

K-12 “toolbox”

School districts across Illinois have received a “toolbox” of recommendations for helping teachers and students rebound from lost learning after a year of interruptions during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Research Report

Building Bridges to Post-secondary Success in Minnesota

A group of education and workforce leaders in Minnesota released a report with a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure that more young people earn a post-secondary degree or credential.

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Building Bridges to Post-secondary Success in Minnesota

A group of education and workforce leaders in Minnesota released a report with a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure that more young people earn a post-secondary degree or credential.

News

Foundation welcomes Williams, Khimm and Ezeigbo

Foundation hires new Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform and Education & Economic Mobility program officers, and Culture program director.

News

Chibuzo Ezeigbo Joins Foundation’s Education Team

We are delighted to announce that Chibuzo Ezeigbo, a Harvard Strategic Data Project fellow, is joining the Joyce Foundation to oversee the philanthropy’s grant making in college and career readiness.