Evaluating Efforts to Help Workforce Center Customers Increase Financial Success.
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) was awarded a Workforce Innovation Fund grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to implement the Working Families Success Network model at Virginia Workforce Centers in six regions of the state. Virginia’s program, retitled the Virginia Financial Success Network, seeks to help customers of the centers increase their earnings and income, reduce their financial transaction costs, and build assets. The program includes one-on-one financial coaching, education and employment services, and income supports. PPA’s evaluation includes an implementation study, a randomized controlled trial, and cost analysis. PPA publishes a Virginia Financial Success Network evaluation report annually.
- Focus groups
- Key informant interviews
- Site visits
- Literature review
- Survey research & analysis
- Impact analysis
- Cost allocation & effectiveness analysis