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Job Corps Works for Communities — National Job Corps Association
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Job Corps Works for

Communities

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 Corp’s Economic Impact

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

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-profits to provide needed services to their local communities. In many communities, Job Corps students even serve as first responders for natural disasters.

Job Corps students lend a hand to flood families, veterans
Staff Report – August 11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity
The Salvation Army
American Red Cross
American Cancer Society
Goodwill
March of Dimes
Susan G. Komen
Habitat for Humanity
The Salvation Army
American Red Cross
American Cancer Society
Goodwill
March of Dimes
Susan G. Komen

Annually, Students & 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.

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.

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