The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country.
The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.
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The Alternative Staffing Work Experience: Populations, Barriers and Employment Outcomes
March 15, 2015 – FamiliesThis paper presents results of a three-year study of workers and former workers at four Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASOs). ASOs are fee-for-service job brokering businesses created by community-based organizations and national nonprofits whose objective is to gain access to temporary and “temp to permanent” opportunities for workers facing barriers to employment. This paper demonstrates how the complex relationships between individual worker characteristics and experience with an ASO affect future job prospects.
Earned Income Tax Credit Encourages Work And Success In School And Reduces Poverty
March 13, 2015 – FamiliesReport on the benefit of the EITC as a poverty reduction tool by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Two Generations, One Future: moving parents and children beyond poverty together
March 13, 2013 – FamiliesAscend at the Aspen Institute was launched with catalytic support from a core circle of investors with the mission to serve as a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty toward educational success and economic security. This paper outlines the emerging case for and shares a framework for two-generation approaches.