DCFS INFO MEMO 2000-09

April 4, 2000

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
     Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: Employment Opportunities for Foster Care Youth

Goodwill Industries International has received a $20 million grant to recruit and train up to 10,000 welfare recipients as enumerators (door-to-door canvassers) for Census 2000. Goodwill will recruit welfare recipients, provide them with job readiness training, coordinate support services for them, and attempt to find them permanent jobs when the temporary census work ends.

The Census Bureau will provide the workers on-the-job training and pay them at local rates ranging from $8 to $20 per hour plus mileage. The jobs will last four to six weeks, beginning in April 2000.

Former foster youth ages 18-28, who were in foster care at age 18, are eligible under the Title VIII Welfare-to-Work Amendment of 1999. [Sec.801(c)(aa)(bb)]

Enclosed is a list of local census offices in Wisconsin where you may obtain additional information regarding the application process. This information is also available at the Goodwill (www.goodwill.org) and Census Bureau (www.census.gov/jobs2000) Internet sites

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Assistant Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Ruth Murphy
DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 266-5330

Attachments

cc: County Foster Care Coordinators
Independent Living Coordinators
Mary Conroy, BPP
Mark Courtney, UW
Ruth Murphy, BPP
Anne Rankin, WFFPO

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