Santa Clara County Dichotomy Study

In September 2017, David Keen and Annette Humm Keen presented research results to the work2future board of directors from Keen Independent’s study on issues of poverty and workforce development in a county where the dichotomy in incomes and opportunity are extreme. As part of this study, Keen Independent examined paths to emerging from economic distress among Latino, Vietnamese American and Filipino American immigrants, African Americans and young adults residing in Santa Clara County, California. As part of this research, Keen Independent identified barriers to workforce development related to limited English language proficiency, education, skills-training, transportation, time available for training and discrimination. Keen Independent provided work2future options for how to address these barriers.