The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative (WSI) (including yours truly and my absolutely fabulous colleagues) is currently seeking applicants for a new three-year demonstration project, Courses to Employment: Sectoral Approaches to Community College-Nonprofit Partnerships. The demonstration is designed to support partnerships between community colleges and community-based organizations that employ sectoral employment development principles in their work with low-income adults.
The demonstration is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Up to six partnerships will receive up to $100,000 each year of the three-year demonstration. WSI will document promising collaborative approaches and challenges, as well as costs and outcomes for participating workers and the businesses that employ them.
Currently, Aspen WSI is seeking Letters of Interest from partnerships, a completed application form and endorsement letters from each participating organization. All materials must be received, in one package via e-mail, by the Aspen Institute by close of business June 29, 2007. Based on a review of the submitted Letters of Interest, in September 2007 WSI will invite full proposals from a select group of applicants.
Further details about the Letter of Interest process are available here.