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Sharing the Wealth: Program Showcase. Age Up Not Out (AUNO) Program. Overview of Program. Collaborative job-readiness program between YouthWorks and JF&CS began October 2010 Target population is at-risk youth between the ages of 18 to 24 who have or will age out of foster care Funded by:

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Sharing the wealth program showcase

Sharing the Wealth: Program Showcase

Age Up Not Out (AUNO) Program

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference

Presented by: Jewish Family & Children's Service Pittsburgh, PA


Overview of program
Overview of Program

  • Collaborative job-readiness program between YouthWorks and JF&CS began October 2010

  • Target population is at-risk youth between the ages of 18 to 24 who have or will age out of foster care

  • Funded by:

    United Way

    United Jewish Federation

    Jewish Women’s Foundation

    Anonymous Foundation

    Private Donors

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Current outcomes
Current Outcomes

  • As of March 2012, 151 young adults participated in mandatory job-readiness training

  • 96% successful completion rate

  • 50% have been placed in jobs

  • 52% received high school diplomas or GED’s, or are currently attending GED classes

  • 28% are currently attending post-secondary education

  • 2% have received degrees

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Realities
Realities

Maslow's Hierarchy

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Key learnings to date
Key Learnings To Date

  • Sympathy versus empathy

  • Equal compensation

  • Emphasizing curriculum versus needs of participants

  • One delivery style/assigned tasks

  • Being everything to everyone

  • Reporting data in numerous databases/spreadsheets

  • Facebook community page versus personal page

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Suggestions that work
Suggestions that Work!!!

  • Start with end in mind (high expectations)

  • Contractual agreement

  • Listening/flexibility/honesty

  • Staff of individuals – staff of one

  • Partner with experts

  • Google Docs

  • Facebook personal page

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Googledocs
GoogleDocs

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Facebook community page
Facebook Community Page

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Facebook personal page
Facebook Personal Page

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


Thank you
Thank You

Contact Information:

Jeanne Roth-Williams

Career and Employment Counselor

Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh

5743 Bartlett Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Tel: 412-586-3725

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.careerdevelopmentcventer.org

AUNO Facebook: www.facebook.com/aunopittsburgh

IAJVS/AJFCA 2012 Conference (Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh, PA)


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