JobsFirstNYC's Impact Framework
Our impact begins with partners committing to an inclusive change process; continues with the development of new solutions leading to tangible outcomes for young adults, their communities, and our partners who serve them; and multiplies through the scale of proven practices and policies across systems.
For each of our solutions, we track and measure the impact of our work across four levels:
Are more people accessing economic opportunity and achieving economic mobility?
How have individual institutions–such as community-based organizations, community colleges, or employers–transformed their own thinking and practice?
How has our collective infrastructure strengthened to increase the number and quality of economic opportunities for young adults and their communities?
How have new partnership models increased the number and quality of economic opportunities for young adults and their communities?
Together, our impact across these four levels drives us toward our broader goals for each area of our work:
Create localized solutions that respond to the unique needs of neighborhood communities with high numbers of young adults who are out of school and out of work.
Increase public investment in the education and workforce development systems across New York City and New York State and break down policy barriers faced by out-of-school, out-of-work young adults and their communities.
Learn more about JobsFirstNYC’s policy initiatives.
Identify, design, and advance practices and policies that achieve better outcomes for employers and workers. This includes developing solutions to improve labor force participation among young adults, as well as strengthening partnerships with employers to improve practices around hiring, training, and retaining workers.
JobsFirstNYC was one of the first organizations of its kind to set a clear numerical goal, as articulated in our 2012-2017 Strategic Plan and accompanying Logic Model, and to develop an outcomes framework based on that goal: JobsFirstNYC Results Framework: Evaluating Our Efforts Based on What We Achieve. This outcomes framework, combined with new insights from our Barriers to Entry report, provides the foundation from which we have built the next iteration of our Impact Framework.