CLASP works to improve the labor market success of low-income individuals and their families in ways that contribute to social equity, economic growth and family well-being. We work to improve job quality and build pathways that connect low-income individuals -- including high school dropouts, ex-offenders, welfare recipients, low-skilled immigrants, and other vulnerable youth and adults -- to the education, training, and supports they need to advance.
- Basic Skills and Workforce Training Education and training are drivers of economic mobility and opportunity. CLASP works to strengthen federal and state education and training policy to ensure that low-wage workers and low-income individuals can enter and advance in the labor market.
- Employment Strategies Helping low-income adults obtain higher-quality jobs can lead to better job retention and wage growth. These individuals and others who experience difficulty in the labor market need access to employment services.
- Postsecondary and Economic Success Postsecondary education and credentials are key to economic mobility for individuals and economic competitiveness for our nation.
- Prisoner Re-Entry CLASP works to help individuals who have recently been released from prison to re-enter society and reunify with their families.
- Work/Life and Job Quality Promoting policy solutions that improve job quality is an essential part of CLASP’s agenda to reduce poverty, support families, reward effort and expand opportunity.
- Work Supports Over the past decade, there have been significant expansions in policies that support low-income working families, such as refundable tax credits, health insurance, child support enforcement, child care subsidies, and nutritional supports.