Community Engagement
Program REPORT


Building Support for Job Corps

The Star Program is the foundation for the National Job Corps Association’s (NJCA) grassroots network and for building support for Job Corps among policymakers and community members. The outreach conducted through the Star program is critical to the NJCA’s efforts to secure funding for Job Corps and to promoting the program’s expansion. The NJCA Star program provides a vehicle for calling Job Corps centers to action around a single message and unifying their efforts across the nation. The information the NJCA gathers through the Star Program is used to support the NJCA’s education and outreach efforts on Capitol Hill.

Community Engagement Program Activities

The NJCA Community Engagement Program is designed to help Job Corps campus staff stay connected to their elected officials, local media, alumni, and employers. Each of the quarterly activities will help campuses showcase success stories and create additional levels of support within their communities. Ultimately, participants in the Community Engagement Program will help to ensure that Job Corps remains a strong and vibrant partner to students, employers, and policymakers.