The EARN-IT Program has 5 key components: (1) Economic Growth, (2) Academic Achievement through Education, (3) Social Rewards, (4) Network Building, & (5) Workforce Training.
(a) Economic: Improve community conditions and create jobs by encouraging investments in infrastructure and public works projects.
(b) Academic: Train people to work in different economic markets through internships and apprenticeship programs.
(c) Reward: Benefits vary based on the entity.
- Government benefits by building a strong working-class in underserved communities.
- Corporations benefit by receiving tax credits and growing their qualified applicant pools.
- People benefit by improving social outcomes and receiving valuable workforce career training.
(d) Network: The network is composed of stakeholders that have a vested-interest in improving the viability of these underserved communities. It involves partnering with: healthcare professionals, law enforcement officials, educators, corporations, non-profits, churches, federal, state and local governments, and the people.
(e) In-Training: The goal of the plan is to improve economic outcomes by academically training people for a career, rewarding participation in the program and building a cooperative network between government, corporations and people.