Job Corps’ return on investment is not limited to the dollars recovered as a result of its students’ educational and skills gains. Job Corps campuses also represent a base of economic activity in their communities that is particularly important during these challenging economic times.

 

JOB CORPS’ ECONOMIC IMPACT

228

local jobs are directly or indirectly supported by the average Job Corps center each year. 1

$1.91

in local economic activity is generated by each dollar invested in Job Corps. 2

JOB CORPS GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

As part of every student’s transformation, Job Corps believes it is pivotal to teach the importance of responsible citizenship and giving back through service. Job Corps partners with dozens of local community-based organizations and non-profi ts to provide needed services to their local communities. In many communities, Job Corps students even serve as fi rst responders for natural disasters.

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1 Cooper, James P., and Lenin Williams. The Economic Impact of Job Corps Center on Their Local Communities. Decision Information Resources, Inc. July 2004.
2 Ibid.

ANNUALLY, JOB CORPS STUDENTS AND STAFF:

  • Respond directly to over 450 natural disasters;
  • Prepare nearly 20,000 care packages for victims of natural disasters;
  • Build or renovate 400 homes and public buildings;
  • Collect over 77,000 pounds of food for distribution to hungry families;
  • Deliver over 41,000 meals to needy Americans;
  • Collect over 13,000 pints of blood for the American Red Cross;
  • Conduct over 2,000 community beautifi cation projects;
  • Raise over $1,000,000 for local and national charities and causes.