The MFSP program implemented by the Atlanta Urban League provided low-income, minority, single mothers with adult basic education followed by occupational skills training and additional supports to prepare them for advanced training and employment.
The MFSP program implemented by the Atlanta Urban League focused first on providing full-time adult basic education and GED instruction to women with poor reading, writing, or math skills, and then occupational skills training and additional supports once participants overcame academic barriers.
The MFSP program emphasized (1) assessing participants to develop realistic goals and training plans; (2) connecting participants to existing training in the community and filling gaps with in-house trainings; and (3) preparing participants for specific, local training programs.
Child care assistance was available to participants. Training programs varied in length from eight weeks to two years, and participants’ time in the program varied depending on their needs and the providers offering services. Minority single mothers were eligible to participate. The Atlanta Urban League implemented the MFSP program in Atlanta, GA.