All Featured Highlights: Youth
Dec 17, 2015
| Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success and CLASP Youth Team
Congress Considers Bill with Increases in Funding for Education and Training Programs that Serve Low-income Youth and Adults
This week, the U.S. House and Senate are considering an omnibus funding bill for FY 2016 (the fiscal year that began on October 1. Following the budget agreement made earlier this fall, an increase in the overall discretionary budget authority allowed Congress to increase funding for much-needed investments. The bill provides modest boosts in funding for key programs for low-income adults and youth in the areas of workforce development, postsecondary education, and offers important supports for other investments that will help disadvantaged and out-of-school youth. As part of this legislative package, Congress is considering changes to the tax code that would make improvements to key refundable tax credits programs that support working families and students.
Dec 18, 2015
| Clarence Okoh and Christina Walker
The Potential of ESSA to Support Low-income Young Children and Disconnected Youth
Last week, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or No Child Left Behind Act. The new law, renamed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes provisions that have the potential to advance educational equity for some of our most marginalized youth and young children, if state and local leaders and policymakers seize the opportunity.
- Nov 04, 2015 | CLASP Youth Team Keeping Connected Fall 2015 Edition The CLASP Youth Team's bi-monthly newsletter on legislation, resources, community spotlight, and happenings to watch.
- Oct 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Lower-Basch Young Adults and TANF: Rethinking Work Activities
Sep 28, 2015
| Kisha Bird
Eligibility Determination for Out-of-School Youth: Making it Easier for Out-Of-School Youth to Access Services
States can establish a state-wide policy that promotes self-attestation and self-certification as acceptable—and preferable—for upfront eligibility determination of out-of-school youth in "high-risk" categories.
Sep 28, 2015
| Kisha Bird
Youth Governance: Strengthening and Maintaining Youth Committees to Improve Services for Youth
These strategic planning entities are critical to directly link youth stakeholders and experts to decision making about funding and resource allocation, service implementation, performance measures, and reporting.
- Jul 16, 2015 | Kisha Bird Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets
- Jul 02, 2015 | CLASP Youth Team Keeping Connected Summer 2015 Edition The CLASP Youth Team's bi-monthly newsletter on legislation, resources, community spotlight, and happenings to watch.
- Jun 15, 2015 | Kisha Bird, David J. Socolow CLASP Comments on WIOA Title I Proposed Regulations CLASP Comments to the Department of Labor on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Proposed Regulations.
- Jun 05, 2015 | Rhonda Bryant Course, Counselor, and Teacher Gaps: Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty High Schools
May 28, 2015
| Barry Shaffer
The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalency in the U.S.: Options, Issues, and Improvement Strategies
This report identifies the most significant changes that have occurred in high school equivalency since 2014 and explores challenges and issues that low-income individuals face as a direct result of these HSE changes.
- Feb 16, 2015 | Kisha Bird, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Stephanie Schmit ESEA Reauthorization: Challenges & Opportunities
- Apr 17, 2015 | Kisha Bird, Anna Cielinski, Judy Mortrude, and David Socolow Promoting Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: A Preview of the Proposed WIOA Regulations This paper summarizes several key priority topics in the proposed WIOA regulations to help state and local policymakers, advocates, and practitioners leverage opportunities.
- Feb 20, 2015 | Rhonda Bryant College Preparation for African American Students: Gaps in the High School Educational Experience With the changing labor market and a more globalized economy, a far greater number of jobs require a postsecondary credential. However, many African American young people graduate unprepared for the rigors of college.
Apr 02, 2015
| Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released
Draft regulations to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) were posted to the Federal Register website.
- Feb 04, 2015 | Kisha Bird and Rhonda Bryant The President’s Budget: Select Investments In Education and Employment Pathways for Vulnerable Youth
- Nov 20, 2014 | CLASP Youth Team Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nation's Talent Pipeline
- Sep 29, 2014 | Kisha Bird, Marcie Foster, and Evelyn Ganzglass WIOA Creates New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults CLASP's summary of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) focuses on opportunities for improving services to low-income youth and adults under Title I and Title II.
- Sep 17, 2014 | Helly Lee and Andrea Barnes EITC Expansion Proposals: What’s at Stake for Young Workers
Sep 15, 2014
| Kisha Bird
Opportunity Says It All: How Five Communities Are Supporting the Transformation, Education and Employment Success of Young Black Men
This report describes how select stakeholders in five communities articulate and define success for disconnected and off-track young black men; discusses how communities have designed interventions and supportive policies for disconnected and off-track youth; lays out successful approaches and interventions that attract young men into programs and offers examples that address the needs of young black men; and highlights barriers to employment faced by young black men and the strategies utilized by workforce systems and programs to get them employed.