The Realization Project is a system-change demonstration project of the Economic Roundtable. It has produced public domain library of screening, instructional, personal restoration, and employment tools. The project uses predictive analytic screening tools, which can be downloaded here, to identify unemployed workers with a high risk of becoming persistently homeless.
Within the spectrum of need among homeless workers and the range of possible interventions, the screening tools target high-barrier, high potential individuals who are likely to be persistently homeless and have public costs of over $15,000 a year. The screening tools are explained in the Economic Roundtable report, Early Intervention to Prevent Persistent Homelessness. Outcomes from the Realization Project are validating the effectiveness of employment in preventing homeless and ensuring an income-based right to housing.
The project addresses chronic homelessness as a problem of racial injustice as well as a problem of inadequate income by providing comprehensive services and skill development for jobs paying wages that cover rent for adults on a path to chronic homelessness.
Poverty and underemployment are often symptoms of deeper trauma that is profoundly damaging, devaluing, and confidence-shattering. The curriculum lays the groundwork for practical discourses on justice and emotional intelligence in community. Participants’ justice work begins with doing themselves justice through learning and performance.
Participants receive immediate housing and mental health support, and access to the full array of project services. They engage a curriculum focused on professional employability as well as individual psycho-emotional development. Topics, themes, and concepts include resume writing, job searching, home economics, and mock interviews as well as emotional intelligence, self-expression, meditation, and focus.
Restoration of the human spirit and rebuilding hope and purpose are essential for homeless workers to achieve their productive potential. Deeply damaging trauma that is profoundly devaluing and confidence-shattering is universal among participants. When participants heal core emotional wounds, they can achieve a personal renaissance. The project engages spirituality and cultural imagination to awaken these possibilities.
New material is still being added to the library. If you have questions, please contact Seth Pickens or Daniel Flaming at the Economic Roundtable.
- Career Planning Questionnaire – Ability and Interest Assessment
- Informed Consent Form for Screening
- Informed Consent Form for Data Sharing
- Questionnaire to Obtain Information for Predictive Screening Tools
- Orientation for Using Predictive Screening Tools
- Predictive Screening Tools
- Participant Agreement for Project
- 100 Ways to Say good job
- Accountability 101
- Affirmations 101
- All About Love Outline
- Christmas Is Not an Emergency
- Confronting Mental Health Stigma
- Dumping Debt
- Empowerment through Investing
- Entrepreneurial Skills and Resources
- Evaluating Core Stories
- Financial Healing 101
- Financial Identity
- Goals 101
- Goals and Motivation
- Goals Workbook
- Journal Prompts
- LA’s Job Market
- Leveraging Community Colleges to Promote Housing as a Right
- Manage Energy Not Time
- Mandela 8 Lessons of Leadership
- Meditation 101
- Reflection #1 from All About Love
- Reflection #2 from All About Love
- Reflection #3 From All About Love
- Reflection #4 from All About Love
- Resilience in the Face of Adversity
- Self Esteem 101
- Self-Love 101
- Transition Plan
- Your Vision Board Project
- Work Plan
Resumes and Work Values
- Cover Letter-Resume Resources
- How to Present Your Best Self
- Making an Elevator Pitch
- Resume Writing Strategies
- Work Value Sorting Sheet
- Work Values Cards
- Work Values Testing Instrument