The National Center on Employment and Homelessness
We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative, the National Center on Employment and Homelessness (NCEH) (website coming soon!). With initial support from the Oak Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust, NCEH will work to ensure that everyone who wants to work, regardless of the barriers they face, has the support and opportunities needed to reach that goal.
Our flagship effort is the Connections Project. The Connections Project is a three year, place-based, systems-level collaboration and capacity-building invitation to communities, focused on increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. Through a multi-phase competitive process, the Connections Project will identify up to five sites that will plan, implement and strengthen innovative systems collaboration ideas aimed at increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.
Selected Connections Project Sites will be awarded direct financial resources, intensive technical assistance and peer learning opportunities. Look for our official RFP release on January 9th 2015 and sign up for updates to receive ongoing information about the RFP.
We look forward to new opportunities for collaboration as NCEH expands and deepens our efforts to open doors to work for chronically unemployed Americans.