Award: Works Wonders

February 20, 2018

Innovations in American Government Awards

  • AWARD WON: 2018 Winner
  • AWARDEE: Award: Works Wonders
  • DESIGNEE: State of Rhode Island
  • JURESDICTION: State of Rhode Island

An increasing amount of data shows that youth in, and aging out of, the foster care system are at greater risk for incarceration, unemployment, low educational attainment, poverty, mental health problems, and homelessness. Key stakeholders in the Rhode Island foster care system, from both the public and nonprofit sectors, worked together to create Works Wonders, a program that enables foster-care youth to attain job skills and training.


Presentation to the National Selection Committee, September 27, 2018

Instructor helping student at computer
Works Wonders students

Works Wonders students
Works Wonders staff and students pose with Governor Gina Raimondo at the presentation of their Innovation in American Government Award.