Seedco Mid-South Brochure

This informational brochure describes Seedco’s work in the Mid-South region of the United States.

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Lessons from the Field: Supporting Fathers

As part of its Learnings from the Field series, Seedco released “Supporting Fathers.” The brief describes insights from a new wave of programs designed to help low-income, noncustodial fathers and their families.

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Seedco’s New York State 2011 Budget Priorities

Seedco highlights two fiscal priorities to the New York State Legislature, urging it to fully restore $5 million to the Career Pathways program, which gives low-income young adults and public assistance recipients the educational and training credentials necessary to compete for careers in high-demand fields. Additionally, Seedco urges the Legislature to fully restore $2.764 million to the Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative, which focuses on serving non-custodial fathers.

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Seedco’s Dads at Work Initiative

This policy brief was developed to share a practitioner’s perspective on Seedco’s three-year Dads at Work pilot workforce development program in New York.

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Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low Wage Workers

In 2010, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Seedco developed Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low-Wage Workers. This extensive guide and toolkit provides concrete recommendations on integrating workforce development, work supports, and asset building services using an economic strengthening approach to service delivery.

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A Tale of Two Systems: Linking Economic Development and Workforce Development

This policy brief analyzes efforts in three states to detail opportunities and pitfalls encountered by linking economic and workforce development systems.

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From ‘Work First’ to ‘Worker Mobility’: A Critical Review of Career Advancement Strategies

This report analyzes career advancement programs targeted to low-wage workers and contrasts those models with Seedco’s career advancement program, EarnMore.

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Project Reach Out: Building Effective Partnerships between the Public Workforce System and Faith-based and Community Organizations

This product by Seedco’s Consulting and Technical Assistance team, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, outlines how to build effective partnerships between the public workforce system and community-based organizations.

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“Step Up” Career Planning Guide

In 2006, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development provided funding to Seedco to update the In-School Youth Work Readiness Curriculum. The curriculum was designed to prepare youth to enter the workforce with the tools and skills needed to make good work-related decisions and to build successful careers.

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Report to the Community on Seedco’s Alabama Activities

This report details nearly $5 million in nvestments leveraged for Seedco’s important statewide Alabama initiatives in economic development, workforce development, and affordable homeownership since 2002.

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Partners on the Path to Self-Sufficiency

This report offers a detailed examination of how Seedco and the community organization members of the EarnFair Alliance worked together to create opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers and low-wage workers.

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Performance-Based Contracting

This report provides background on the development of performance management and measurement practices in New York City and discusses their implications for nonprofit social service providers.

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