We provide innovative solutions to complex social challenges

such as closing the opportunity divide, reducing unemployment

and eradicating poverty.

TANF & WIOA

CHALLENGE:

Inefficient Welfare To Work (TANF) Programs Are Losing Ground... Limited to Traditional Facility Hours (i.e. 9-5), Cannot Keep Up With Emerging Online Technology & Employer Social Media Based Hiring Requirements; Results in Increased Poverty & Generational Dependency.

SOLUTION:

The Creation of a Welfare to Work Soft Skills Curriculum to Reduce Dependency on Public Assistance; coupled with learning modules to Empower Staff & Engage More Employers. This New Technology Creates a 24/7 Virtual Coaching Experience for both Client and Staff.
Provide Career Coaching & Employment for 40,000 TANF recipients and counting since 1996

Communities Served: Washington DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Boston, Miami

Student Loan Default Crisis

CHALLENGE:

Student Loan Default Crisis Reaches $1.2 Trillion, Results in Unemployment & Massive Debt Without Ability to Re-Pay Loans.

SOLUTION:

The Launch of a Competency Based, Online Learning Management Curriculum to Reduce Student Loan Default. Teaching students and faculty professional development and today’s best job search strategies. Serving proprietary schools, traditional universities and community colleges.

Currently serving students nationwide including: New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, New York, Virginia, Nevada, Connecticut, Massachusetts

Long Term Unemployed

CHALLENGE:

5+ Million Americans & Counting Have Exhausted Allowable Unemployment Benefits; Resulting in a Lost Generation of U.S. Workers deemed "Long Term Unemployed"

SOLUTION:

Partner with Workplace Inc. to Design & Implement a Cognitive Behavior Training Model to Document a Reduction in Long Term Unemployment. Responsible for training and implementing the Career EDGE curriculum.

Served 5,000 recipients and counting since 2012 with a 70% Placement Rate (National Average for Long Term Unemployed is 15%)

Communities Served: San Diego, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Dallas, Minneapolis, Detroit, State of Connecticut

LMS Course Conversion

CHALLENGE:

The Pacific Institute (TPI) , a Global Consultancy Serving Clients in 60 Countries and Over 22 Languages, Sought to Convert Their Highly Successful "Thought Patterns For a Successful Career" Course into an Online Learning Management System. Student Retention Remains a Major Challenge and Improve By Adopting the TPI Principles of Cognitive Behavior into a Cost Effective Online Format.

SOLUTION:

Working in Partnership With the TPI Educational Initiative Group, EDGE Converted Entire TPI Text Curriculum Into an Online Learning Management System with an Interactive Dashboard for Students to Take the Course on.

Project will launch in January 2015 with Tangible Results Obtained For Cost Effective Replication.

2015 Pilot Will Initially Serve 2,000 Students With an Objective to Increase Retention Performance

Entrepreneur Course Creation

CHALLENGE:

Massive Erosion of Employers Who Offer Secure Employment & Benefits Puts a Premium on the value of Entrepreneurship Skills.

SOLUTION:

Partner with Entrepreneur.com to Launch the Premier Online Entrepreneurship Portal with Course.

Objective is To Enroll 1 Million Course Participants in the New Course Offering During 2015-2016.

2015 Pilot Will Initially Serve 2,000 Students With an Objective to Increase Retention Performance

Substance Abuse Centers

CHALLENGE:

Substance Abuse Centers Seek to Enhance Current Treatment Outcomes By Incorporating Employability Skills Training Into The Recovery Process.

SOLUTION:

The Design & Implementation of a Mobile Friendly Soft Skills Curriculum to Provide An Additional Layer of Participant Branding & Reinvention

Project will launch in January 2015 with Tangible Results Obtained For Cost Effective Replication.

Communities Served: Initial Pilot is Costa Mesa