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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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