Original Research

Original research done by the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition.

How to Create a Real Job Training Program for Unemployed San Franciscans in the Welfare-to-Work Transition

Celine, Hien Le, Karl Kramer - 2013
The purpose of this study is to support legislation to increase the effectiveness of CJP as a training program that fast-tracks participants into available entry-level City jobs, as well as preparing them for job searches in the private sector. more

How Dental and Vision Care Would Improve the Employment Situation for Participants in the Welfare-to-Work Transition

Bob Sise, Alana Ju, Kathleen Li, Andrea Axtell and Especianise Loresca - May 14, 2012 to October 12, 2012
This report provides a beginning for this inclusive strategy development process, by summarizing the messages from persons who qualify for San Francisco’s CalWORKs welfare-to-work program regarding access to dental and vision care. Also discussed barriers to care, delivery, and perceived quality of care. more

Tale of Two San Franciscos: Report on the Jobs Now Program

Alex Sowyrda - March 16, 2010
The Jobs Now program appears to be a huge success -- putting more than 2,100 unemployed parents to work in San Francisco. On closer inspection, within the program two different classes of people have emerged, mirroring former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s “Two Americas.” The following report is a comparison of the disparities between these two groups. more