Resources & Publications: Southeast Arkansas
Mar 05, 2010 | Kisha Bird and Chris Scott
Youth Opportunity Community Profile: Southeast Arkansas
In 2000, Rural Arkansas was awarded a $19.8 million Youth Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This fact sheet outlines the lessons, legacy and impact YO had on community practice in rural Southeast Arkansas. Much was accomplished in a relatively short period of time in this community. The YO Arkansas experience gave Phoenix Youth and Family Services (PYFS) a unique opportunity to address the needs of young people and help the community move toward its goal of reversing the economic decline of the area and the consequent departure of its young people.
Aug 31, 2009 | Sara Hastings
Putting Youth to Work Series: Examples of Effective Practice in Disconnected Communities, Southeast Arkansas
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 Southeast Arkansas.
Nov 13, 2006 | Linda Harris with Charles Modiano, consultant
Making the Juvenile Justice - Workforce System Connection for Re-entering Young Offenders: A Guide for Local Practice
This guidebook is designed to provide advice from the field to communities who are interested in pursuing more formal connections--or strengthening existing connections--between the workforce and justice systems. It draws on experiences in eight communities and focuses on on-the-ground challenges and solutions related to blending the cultures, adapting programming, engaging employers, and meeting performance.