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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Job Corps (USA)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / Vocational & Adult Education, Children, Urban

Goal: As a national, primarily residential training program, Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (Minnesota)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Economy / Government Assistance Programs, Families

Goal: The goal of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is to help families transition to economic stability by providing financial incentives to work.

Opportunity NYC Demonstrations- Work Rewards (New York City)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Economy / Poverty, Adults, Urban

Goal: The goal of this program was to increase the workforce efforts of low-income adults living in subsidized housing.

Post-Assistance Self-Sufficiency (PASS) Program (Riverside, CA)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Economy / Employment, Adults, Families

Goal: The goal of the PASS Program is to promote job retention and advancement among individuals leaving the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Arriba Juntos (San Francisco, CA)

Filed under Good Idea, Economy / Employment, Teens, Adults, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Urban

Goal: The goal of Arriba Juntos is to provide those most at risk for prolonged poverty with educational and employment programs.

Aspiritech (Chicago, IL)

Filed under Good Idea, Economy / Employment, Adults

Goal: Aspiritech's mission is to provide a path for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to realize their potential through meaningful employment.

Bay Cove Academy's Career Development Program (Brookline, MA)

Filed under Effective Practice, Health / Disabilities, Children, Teens

Goal: The mission of this program is to stabilize students, help them earn their high school diploma, and prepare them for a future as productive workers.

Baystate-Springfield Educational Partnership (BSEP) (Springfield, MA)

Filed under Good Idea, Education / Vocational & Adult Education, Children, Teens, Urban

Goal: The goal is to guide students from underserved communities towards careers in healthcare, simultaneously fulfilling workforce needs.

Bridges . . . from school to work (Washington, D.C.)

Filed under Effective Practice, Economy / Employment, Children

Goal: The Foundation's mission is to foster the employment of young people with disabilities.

Building Essential Skills through Training/ BayStateWorks (Massachusetts)

Filed under Effective Practice, Economy / Employment

Goal: The goal of this program was to improve the skills and productivity of the Massachusetts workforce.