Resources & Publications: Seattle
Sep 02, 2009
| Sara Hastings
Putting Youth to Work Series: Examples of Effective Practice in Disconnected Communities, Seattle
There are several communities that are working effectively to address pressing youth issues. Their approach and lessons learned can be a guide for other communities seeking to improve outcomes for their youth populations. CLASP is committed to highlighting these effective practices in particular communities around the country and have initiated a series focused on youth employment service delivery. This profile highlights examples of the approaches used in Seattle.
Jun 16, 2007
| Linda Harris
CCRY Network: Community Collaboration Among Systems
This page highlights several community collaborations between the workforce development system and the secondary and postsecondary system as well as the juvenile justice system. This page is an excerpt from the appendix of the report, "Learning from the Youth Opportunity Experience: Building Delivery Capacity in Distressed Communities."
Feb 16, 2006
| Linda Harris
Learning from the Youth Opportunity Experience: Building Delivery Capacity in Distressed Communities
In 2000, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded significant Youth Opportunity (YO) Grants to 36 high-poverty urban, rural, and Native American communities. The grants were designed to serve all young people in these areas, regardless of income or connection to school or work. Communities were required to assess and integrate existing youth-serving systems and agencies to support education, work exposure, youth development, and other services for young people. Despite evidence of considerable community accomplishments, the YO grants were ended in 2005. This report, based on a survey of 22 of the 36 sites, examines the approaches' strengths, challenges, and lessons learned, and offers recommendations for policy and practice. The appendix of this report contains a brief description of the collaborative efforts in which these YO communities were engaged.