Beyond the Headlines — Mindset Interventions

[h6]August 2015 ?|? FOCUS: Behavioral Economics[/h6] Mindset Interventions: Less Than One Hour Online May Change a Community College Student’s Trajectory Across the country, there is considerable room for improvement in community college graduation rates ? only 20 percent of full-time students receive a degree within 3 years.(1) Washington students fare somewhat better; nearly 29 percent […]

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New Research: Behavioral Economics & Workforce Development

July 22, 2015 What can new research from the fields of behavioral economics and psychology teach the workforce development system to improve our success serving those in poverty? Plenty, it turns out, as revealed in new research from Seattle Jobs Initiative: How Poverty and Cognitive Biases can Impact Decisions and Actions: Using Research from Behavioral […]

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NSC-Seattle Jobs Initiative Announce SNAP E&T Projects in Four States

July 9, 2015 By Brooke DeRenzis and David Kaz National Skills Coalition and Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) have selected four states to receive technical assistance with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) programs. Starting this month, we will work with teams in Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, and Oregon to help them advance […]

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RFQ: English Language Learners — Award Announcement!

July 29, 2014 On April 21, 2014, we released a Request for Qualifications Career Pathways for English Language Learners. We are pleased to announce that, after due deliberation, we have accepted a proposal from South Seattle College (SSC). We look forward to working with SCC as they create and offer ELL-specific versions of the Start […]

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New Research: Washington State’s BFET Program

June 3, 2014 [h6]New Research from Seattle Jobs Initiative Offers a True Insider?s Guide to Washington?s Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program ? the State?s Remarkable SNAP E&T Program. [/h6] The story of Washington?s BFET program, the state?s federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T), is one of remarkable success. In […]

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Beyond the Headlines — Educational Attainment Among South Seattle High School Graduates

[h6]May 2014? |? FOCUS: Seattle[/h6] The Community Center for Education Results (CCER) is the supporting organization for The Road Map Project, a community-wide effort to close the achievement gaps for low-income students and student of color by doubling the number of South King County and South Seattle students on track to graduate or earn a […]

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RFQ: English Language Learners – UPDATED 5.13.14

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 RFQ QUESTIONS (submitted through Monday, May 12) Question 3 This is a question about the definition of “Demonstrated Wage Progression,” one of the Additional Factors to Improve Competitiveness. Are you interested in the increase in wage from being unemployed to being placed in a job, or from job #1 to […]

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RFQ: English Language Learners

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 RFQ QUESTIONS (submitted through Monday, April 28) Question 1 Which, if any, of the following be counted as pages in the 10-page limit of a response letter? a. A table of contents, if provided – YES b. The required exhibits and attachments – NO c. The other attachments – YES […]

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SJI?s Annual Conference Highlights Productive Persistence & Other Innovations in Education and Training

February 19, 2014 Last month, Seattle Jobs Initiative was pleased to bring together a diverse group of more than 120 community college staff members, educators, and community-based organization staff members for our 2014 Community College + Community-Based Organization Conference! This year?s sold-out conference featured national and local experts Bob Giloth (Annie E. Casey Foundation), David […]

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Mark Your Calendars: 2014 CC-CBO Conference – January 30th

Seattle Jobs Initiative?s 2014 Community Colleges – Community-Based Organizations Conference on Innovations in Adult Training and Education Thursday, January 30, 2014 ? |?? 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST) View event and registration information here. How can we support students and participants who want to succeed but are struggling? How can we help them develop […]

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