Authors: Robert W. Glover, Christopher T. King, and Tara Smith
Date: January 2012
Publication Type: Report, 58pp.
(Prepared for the Health Professionals Opportunity Program, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This report provides the background, rationale, and overview of the first year of implementation of the CareerAdvance® program. The program aims to improve family economic security by providing low-income parents of children in Tulsa’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs with workforce development services and training in high-growth potential sectors such as healthcare and nursing, in addition to adult education programs, peer support, and performance incentives. After the first year of implementation, early signs indicate participants showing high rates of completion.