Office of JFK, Jr. Institute for Worker Education

The John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute supports workforce development initiatives in health, education, and human services. The Institute works with colleges, public and private employers, organized labor, professional associations, advocacy groups, community organizations, foundations, and government agencies to:

  • Design and implement collaborative worker education programs
  • Provide career mentoring and college scholarships for exemplary workers
  • Advocate for career ladders, health and educational benefits, and a living wage for frontline workers
  • Support the employment of people with disabilities
  • Conduct workforce research in related areas