Blue Jacket adapts Career Academy for job seekers with intellectual disabilities

Jan 14, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Blue Jacket Staffing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana places graduates of Blue Jacket’s signature Career Academy, a rigorous 2-week, 40-hour job readiness course. Now they’ve adapted the course for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, and last week welcomed the first class of 10 students! The new offering arose out of Blue Jacket’s experience with […]

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AEI estimates target population for employment social enterprises

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has issued a new report that seeks to understand the number of nonworking Americans with barriers to employment who could benefit from social enterprise as a workforce development strategy. Barriers are defined as involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, or serious mental illness. AEI finds that among […]

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TeenForce merges with Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Alliance member TeenForce in San Jose has joined forces with its long-time partner Silicon Valley Children’s Fund in a move designed to strengthen its services to help foster youth successfully transition out of care and on to professional career paths. John Hogan, founder and CEO of TeenForce, will serve as Vice President, Career Services of […]

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New Member: Juma Ventures

May 30, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Juma Ventures, founded in 1993 in San Francisco, and today providing staffing services in nine cities nationwide. Juma employs young adults (ages 18-21) while also providing them with soft skills certification, money management training, career exploration and life supports designed to position them for long-term success. Juma recruits and hires candidates willing […]

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YUPRO earns profit, pursues partnerships for growth

Apr 10, 2017 No Comments by

YUPRO, a national staffing enterprise that places graduates and alumni of YearUp into contract and direct hire positions, achieved $4.6 million in sales in 2016, its second full year of operations. At this volume, YUPRO earned a modest profit, distributed to individual training sites through YearUp’s National Alumni Association. YUPRO targets the IT and financial […]

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