The Center Delivers WIN-WIN-WIN Solutions
The Center for Workforce Inclusion’s programs empower older workers and assist cities and employers, creating a wide-ranging positive economic impact. Our programs exist to serve low-income, older job seekers with a focus on communities who have been traditionally underserved by workforce programs such as Veterans, women, and job seekers who were formerly incarcerated.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service – Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program (NRCS-ACES)The Natural Resources Conservation Service Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (NRCS-ACES) Program offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to provide technical services in support of the conservation-related programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Forest Service Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (FS-ACES) Program offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to provide technical services for conservation-related programs and authorities carried out on National Forest Service land. The FS-ACES Program supports the work of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Forest Service. The 2008 Farm Bill (Section 1252) established the ACES Program. The authority was extended to the Forest Service in the 2014 Farm Bill (Section 8302).
The Center, during its nearly 60-year history, has gained specific expertise working with older workers who were formerly incarcerated and their employers. With 10,000 potential job candidates re-entering the workforce every week, the Center realizes that reintegration is a key factor in the future of economic development in the U.S. Therefore, through our sister innovation lab, CWI Labs, we launched an initiative to transform our experience with workforce training, placement, and support programs into innovative approaches exclusively to successfully reintegrate job seekers who were formerly incarcerated into their communities.