The Community College Role in Welfare to Work New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 116

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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This is the 116th issue of the quarterly journal "New Directions for Community Colleges,"

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes 1(4)
C. David Lisman
Welfare Reform and Community Colleges: A Policy and Research Context
Thomas Brock
Lisa Matus-Grossman
Gayle Hamilton
Research conducted on the implementation and effects of welfare-to-work programs across the United States is presented, along with a discussion of implications for community colleges and an examination of important programmatic offerings
The Local Politics and Partnerships of Successful Welfare Reform at Modesto Junior College
Pamila J. Fisher
Community colleges wishing to fulfill their role in welfare reform must pay special attention to internal and external partners and constituencies. This chapter describes the planning and implementation of welfare-to-work programs at a California community college, with a focus on the development of partnerships and collaborations
The State of Welfare Reform in the Rural Communities of Illinois
Kathleen Vespa Pampe
Welfare to work from a rural perspective is the focus of this chapter, which examines the barriers to rural welfare recipients in terms of job placement, the development of collaborative efforts and partnerships, and the importance of education and training
The Transition to Work First in a Wisconsin Technical College
Dennis H. Nitschke
This chapter documents experiences at a technical college in Wisconsin, an early leader among the states in welfare reform based on the work-first model, in providing short-term training to students moving off welfare and attempting to improve low employee retention of former recipients
The Advanced Technology Program: A Welfare-to-Work Success Story
Karen Pagenette
Cheryl Kozell
An advanced technology training program for welfare recipients at a Michigan community college is described, focusing on operations, outcomes, the nature of the business and community partnerships, and the benefits and challenges of replicating the program at other community colleges
Welfare to Work: Solutions or Snake Oil?
John W. Ream
Brenda G. Wagner
Robin C. Knorr
This chapter presents a successful call center program developed and implemented at a Missouri community college to train welfare recipients for jobs in customer service departments. Components of this program and its effects on both the consumer and corporate community are discussed
The Importance of Postsecondary Training for Welfare to Work: Initiatives at the Community College of Aurora
Daniela Higgins
Postsecondary training is important and beneficial for welfare recipients. This chapter describes programs and services provided by a workforce development center at a Colorado community college within this context
Moving Welfare Families into Economic Self-Sufficiency: A Model from El Paso Community College
Kathleen Bombach
Focusing on the needs of poor families, a Texas community college developed collaborative programs that provide realistic pathways to degrees and certificates and are designed to provide long-term family economic self-sufficiency
The JOBSplus! Program: Successful Work First Work Through a Family-Based Approach
Patricia C. Higgins
Janice Mayne
Patricia Deacon
Elena LaComb
Welfare recipients and their families have special needs that must be addressed by work-first programs. An upstate New York community college and county developed a program designed to meet the needs of welfare families
Sources and Information: The Community College and Welfare Reform
Katalin Szelenyi
This chapter presents additional documents describing the welfare student population and state-and institutional-level responses to welfare reform
Index 105

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