RETAIN:
Regional Employment and Training Achievement Initiative — IAJVS' national welfare-to-work project

  The Regional Employment and Training Achievement Initiative (RETAIN) began in January 1999 with a $4.2 million grant from the United States Department of Labor.

IAJVS and six member agencies developed a national welfare-to-work service delivery model for the hard-to-employ. The primary goals of the program were to 1) develop effective strategies to help the hard-to-employ find and keep jobs that will lead toward self-sufficiency; 2) build the capacity of six local sites to serve public assistance recipients; and 3) contribute to the national knowledge base of methods and tools for serving populations with multiple barriers for widespread national dissemination.

The six IAJVS affiliate agencies that participated in this initiative are:

Read more about the challenges and successes of the IAJVS comprehensive national welfare-to-work program RETAIN — the Regional Employment and Training Achievement Initiative — in the recently published: Building Blocks: A Best Practices Report on a National Welfare-to-Work Program. To receive a free copy of the best practices report, please Contact Us and include your name and mailing address.