Loyola University Chicago

Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS)

School of Social Work

Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP)

CROSS Center was awarded a grant from Lloyd A. Fry Foundation to partner with GWTP to expand and strengthen TIP’s ongoing evidence­ informed employment model, and seeks to implement and test TIP at GWTP by gradually exposing all participants and GWTP’s Employer Advisory Committees to TIP training. This TIP at GWTP project will provide a comprehensive set of data about barriers to employment, employment hope, motivation and other non­cognitive skills that are needed to stay in the mainstream workforce. The intent of TIP’s expansion is to increase the number of participants that complete GWTP occupational programs, increase the number of participants placed in jobs, and increase their employment retention rate by way of strengthening psychological self-sufficiency.