1/31/2011 - CareerAdvance Program Receives Grant for Expansion
The Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP) received a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (HHS/ACF) to expand the CareerAdvance program beginning in July 2011. This grant is one of 17 awarded by HHS/ACF in the country. CareerAdvance is a dual-generation antipoverty program that works to increase the success of early childhood development programs by providing parents with education and job training. The George Kaiser Family Foundation provided the initial funding for the program in 2008. Researchers from the Ray Marshall Center led the design of the program's workforce training model. The Center will receive a portion of the grant to continue providing implementation and evaluation work for the program. Over the next five years, CareerAdvance plans to help 285 new participants pursue careers in healthcare and related fields. Dr. Robert W. Glover traveled to Tulsa to participate in the projectâ€™s launch meeting in January. CAP had organized the meeting to brief and fully engage program partners and gather feedback on the evaluation plans for the five-year project.