organizations are chartered by Jobs for America's Graduates.
The Affiliation Agreement outlines
the responsibilities of a chartered state organization and JAG.
State organizations agree to fully implement the JAG Model and
participate in JAG National Network Events.
There are 27 chartered state affiliates. A
directory of state organizations and key state information can
be accessed here.
The first state was Delaware (1979) followed
by Arizona and Massachusetts in 1980. The year that each state affiliated
with the JAG National Network can be accessed here.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of the state affiliates
are legal entities operating as a non-profit corporation and led
by an elected board of directors. The balance of the states are
sponsored by state or local government agencies, i.e. Department
of Education, Department of Workforce Education, Educational Service
Center, Department of Labor, Workforce Investment Board, etc.
The JAG Model encourages the establishment of a non-profit organization
to sponsor the state organization.
More than 1,000 key decision-makers to serve
on the state boards. The JAG Model encourages
state organizations to identify key decision-makers to serve on
the board of directors, including, but not limited to: governors,
chief state school officers, commissioners of labor, chief executive
officers, community-based leaders, local education leaders, funding
State organizations are called Jobs for ______
Graduates, i.e. Jobs for Arkansas Graduates, Jobs for Delaware Graduates
(the First JAG State), Jobs for Illinois Graduates, Jobs for Ohio's
Graduates, Jobs for Tennessee Graduates, Jobs for Virginia's Graduates,
Establishing a Statewide Organization
Based upon over two decades of establishing
statewide organizations, JAG recognizes the value of following a
series of steps that have built productive and long-lasting state
affiliates. The steps can be accessed here.
National Affiliation Agreement
Affiliation Agreement outlines the relationship between the
statewide organization and Jobs for America's Graduates. The agreement
- Appointment as Sponsor
- Sponsorship Requirements
- Activities of JAG
- Operating Costs
- Use of Names and
- Use of JAG Model
- Definition of Certain
- General Terms and
- Term and Termination
Each state affiliate is charged an annual affiliation
fee that fits the unique mix of technical assistance based upon:
- The number of local
affiliates in the state's network
- The number of state,
site and local managers, supervisors, administrative staff and
- The number of JAG
Model Applications implemented by local affiliates
- The technical assistance
required for implementing and maintaining a JAG accredited state
- The 'special' technical
assistance requested of the national organization, e.g. conducting
the first Career Development Conference.
- The cost of delivering
New Specialist Training, management consultation, board development,
site reviews (for Accreditation purposes), JAG Model Books, videos,
fundraising assistance, installation of the National Data Management
State affiliates receive considerably greater
value than the amount of the affiliation fee. The JAG Board of Directors
makes the difference between actual costs and the customized technical
assistance delivered to state affiliates. The JAG Board and National
Staff are committed to fund raising to support the national organization
and absorb the technical costs that are not provided in the annual
Approximately 2/3rds of the national budget
must be raised annually to maintain the JAG National Network. National
fundraising efforts can be accessed using the links below:
- Core Budget
- National Leadership
- Congressional Earmark
Grants administered by the Department of Labor
- The Trust for Jobs
for America's Graduates
State Affiliate Services
JAG provides start-up and on-going technical
assistance to local and state affiliates to ensure the successful
implementation and operation of a JAG affiliated statewide organization.
The basic package of technical assistance can be accessed here.
The array of services for new and existing state
- Program launch and
- On-going technical
- Training services
- JAG model books
- National Data Management
- National leadership
State Affiliate Directory
The State Affiliate
Directory provides the names of the statewide organization leadership
and local staff and contact information. State affiliates maintain
the directory on an on-going basis.
JAG National Center for Evidence-based Practices is willing to work with state
leaders to determine the feasibility of establishing a JAG state
organization. For more information, please contact
us or call JAG National Center for Evidence-based Practices at 972.691-4486.