||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
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