Generation Work is a Partnership Collaborative and Learning Community funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This national initiative is designed to combine Positive Youth Development, Demand Driven Strategies and Racial Equity and Inclusion to improve youth and young adult employment outcomes. In December 2015 Philadelphia’s partnership; which includes JOIN, PYN, The Training Fund and YouthBuild Philly, was among the 5 cities awarded this 4 year grant, 8 year learning community. With this grant Casey also provides a number of tactical supports in partnership with ChildTrends, Aspen Institute and MDRC, as well as an online forum and bi-annual in person meetings.
Core Team of Partners:
Generation Work Philadelphia will improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults, aged 18-29, by creating a robust, strategically-aligned career pathway system, inclusive of employers, workforce agencies and funders, that supports and enables access to sector-specific career paths in quality jobs* (Quality Job Definition, Figure 2).
Our Vision: To ignite a workforce system that is equitable across race by applying a racial equity lens to best practices in demand driven workforce, positive youth development and supportive services.
Our Goal: Increase quality job opportunities and retention for Young Adults in Healthcare, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality/Retail, and Public Services.
in collaborative partnership with Philadelphia Works, Office of Workforce Development; including Office of Adult Education & Department of Commerce Talent Division