Located in one of the most troubled housing projects in Chicago, in-service training as Project game has known an unusual approach to the task of welfare recipients into the world of work. Instead of trying to broker a simple job placement, the program tries a long-term change in the habits and living style of its hard-to-place population, in part by creating an atmosphere in which social work and ambition are estimated to promote. But because it receives funding from the Illinois Depa … Read more »

Located in one of the most troubled housing projects in Chicago, in-service training as Project game has known an unusual approach to the task of welfare recipients into the world of work. Instead of trying to broker a simple job placement, the program tries a long-term change in the habits and living style of its hard-to-place population, in part by creating an atmosphere in which social work and ambition are estimated to promote. But because it receives funding from the Illinois Department of Public Aid project will play itself under pressure, job-placement results that produce demonstrate their success. The program itself calls for authorities to paths to success besides simply to find someone quantify to find a job and places, it is trying to help a premium on the pursuit of those who long for a first job placement. The case shows the challenges of social service program evaluation, as well as the problems an innovative agency itself has stated, traditional bureaucracies with which they must deal. Revised May 2008. HKS 1,076.3
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Arnold Howitt,
David Kennedy
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
22 pages.
Release date: 01 February, 2000. Prod #: HKS266-PDF-ENG
The Ladder and the Scale: Commitment and Accountability at Project Match (shortened) HBR case solution