Get the latest updates on sites, publications, and the impact of COVID-19 in employment programs from the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-income Families Project, or BEES, in this newsletter.
This report presents further evidence on the impacts of Year Up, a national training program for young adults aged 18-24 with high school credentials. Specifically, it extends earlier analyses to cover a three to five-year follow-up period and provides a cost-benefit analysis.
This report explores how organizational culture, office design, and office procedures contribute to shaping clients’ experiences with TANF, the services provided to them, and potentially their outcomes. To date, little prior research has focused on what state and local TANF programs are doing to promote organizational cultures that support positive experiences for clients and staff.
This brief presents the methods TANF agencies use to identify families experiencing homelessness, the extent to which agencies use TANF funds to provide housing services to families experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness, and what organizations TANF agencies partner with to provide housing assistance.
This paper examines the impetus and existing evidence on programs that integrate employment services with treatment and recovery services for people with opioid and other substance use disorders (SUDs). It includes an overview of the nature and recent history of SUDs and their treatment, including the important role that employment can play in recovery, and discusses the factors that historically limited the role of employment services in treatment programs. It also provides a brief review of the limited but promising evidence on the effectiveness of integrating substance use disorder treatment and employment services in improving participants’ employment outcomes.