- Addresses women’s advancement in the workplace
- Conducts cutting-edge research on successful public and workplace policies
- Provides technical assistance and programs to educators, industry, and governments
- Engages issues that directly affect the living standards of New Jersey’s and the nation’s working families
Principal StaffEileen Appelbaum, Co-Director
Patricia A. Roos, Co-Director, Center for Women and Work
Ph. (732) 445-0974
Terri Boyer, Ed.D., Executive Director and Director, Education and Workforce Development Research
Ph. (732) 932-5473
Connie A. Ellis, Corporate Programs Director
Ph. (732) 932-2030
Suzanne C. Eng, Program Coordinator, Education and Career Development Programs
Ph. (732) 932-5472
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities , Advancing Women's Leadership , Awareness & Education , Barriers & Opportunities , Corporations 
Projects & Campaigns
With a grant from the Lumina Foundation, CWW along with the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), is working to establish a model for state and federal workforce development systems to incorporate college completion as a training option. The project primarily serves individuals who are 0 to 12 credits away from earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. CWW is conducting a study on this new model in three states: Colorado, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. A fourth state participant is to be determined.
CWW is conducting formative/process and summative/outcome evaluation on the COETC program. This initiative is being put in place in 15 community colleges throughout Colorado. These schools will develop and offer energy-related degree options and certificate programs tailored to industry specifications and job demands. The initiative aims to train workers in online and hybrid energy programs to connect workers with sustaining wages and career advancement. This grant is part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program.
CWW is conducting formative/process and summative/outcome evaluation on the Colorado Sector Strategy Initiative. In 2009 the Colorado Department of Labor and the Colorado Workforce Development Council announced the Colorado SECTORS Planning Grants, which were awarded through a competitive process to workforce regions or sub-regions. In total, 10 grants were awarded, targeting the aerospace, health care, manufacturing, renewable energy, and water/wastewater management sectors. CWW is evaluating how this program works and its effectiveness through a summative/outcome evaluation.