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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Date outcomes contract signed: Sep 2016

Start date of service provision: Jun 2017

Capital raised (minimum): USD 12.43m

Service users: 2k+ individuals


The intervention aims at delivering various services including Vocational English classes, as well as reading, math, science, and computer literacy instruction, integrated with job readiness and job search assistance, occupational skills development activities (e.g. customer service, industry-specific vocabulary), and coaching (e.g. interviewing prep). The intervention will assist limited English speakers, including documented immigrants and refugees, in making succesful transitions to employment, higher wage jobs, and higher education. The service provider will offer four distinct program tracks: Rapid Employment, English for Advancement, Skills Training, and Bridges to College.

Target population

Eligibility differs depending on intervention track: recent immigrants and refugees with low English language skills, limited education/work experience in the US (RE); individuals with low-to-intermediate English language skills, unemployed, hold work authorization, working lower-skilled/part-time jobs (EFA); intermediate English participants who have documented work history in US, but lack language/vocational skills needed to obtain desired position (OST); individuals qualified financial aid with higher level English skills, high school credential, low English, math, science, and computer skills, and meeting entry criteria for program on academic assessment by service provider (BTC).



  • United States

Service delivery locations

  • Greater Boston Area, MA, USA

Outcome metrics

  • Rapid Employment. Increase in average earnings of all Rapid Employment Matured Participants during Individual Earnings Observation Periods. DUA data (quarterly earnings).
  • Skills Training. Increase in average earnings of all Skills Matured Participants during their Individual Earnings Observation Periods relative to historical baseline. DUA data (quarterly earnings).
  • English for Advancement. Increase in average earnings of Matured Participants with a PFS identifier during Individual Earnings Period relative to control group. DUA data (quarterly earnings).
  • Bridges to College. Number of Bridges Enrolled Participants with at least 12 college credits/at most 3 remedial credits during Individual Post-Secondary Education Observation Period. DHE HEIRS administrative data.
  • Program Engagement. Total number of enrolled participants in each program track with a PFS identifier. DUA and DHE HEIRS data.
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