Building the Capacity of Communities
It takes a collective community response to ensure disconnected and disadvantaged youth have access to the labor market and opportunity for positive life outcomes. Through research and outreach, we identify effective cross-system community responses. And we provide opportunities for communities to learn from each other through Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth (CCRY) Network, a peer-to-peer network of workforce and youth development professionals in 15 communities across the country.
Understanding and Addressing Youth Distress
To promote greater understanding of the scope of the disconnected youth issue in high poverty, urban areas, we analyze data on indicators related to education, crime and victimization, employment, and family stability. We also highlight community examples of effective approaches to address youth distress. Read more
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Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nation’s Talent Pipeline
This week, the Campaign for Youth released Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nations’ Talent Pipeline, an investment strategy that offers a set of recommendations to help national, state and local public and private stakeholders identify and invest in solutions to help reconnect opportunity youth across the nation.
Building upon our 2008 recommendations which received the support of over 250 organizations, our 2016 strategy offers six overarching ways to bring these recommendations to reality:
- Make reconnecting our youth a national priority.
- Build on the strengths of young people and involve them in finding solutions for their generation.
- Invest in high-need communities.
- Create opportunities for work experiences that are relevant to careers and have real world application.
- Create pathways to financial independence and social mobility.
- Build state and local capacity to expand effective high-quality, evidence-based programming
Solutions are within reach but require strong public support, public and private investment, an active nonprofit sector, enabling government policies, and the collective knowledge of the youth development field.
- Kisha Bird, Anna Cielinski, Judy Mortrude, and David Socolow | Apr 17, 2015 Promoting Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: A Preview of the Proposed WIOA Regulations
- Zane Jennings and Kisha Bird | Jan 17, 2014 The High Cost of Youth Unemployment
- Linda Harris, Director Youth Policy | Apr 10, 2013 Reconnecting Our Youth - A Scan of Policy Opportunities to Improve Economic Success for Vulnerable Youth
- Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant | Apr 03, 2013 Taking Aim at Gun Violence: Rebuilding Community Education and Employment Pathways
- Linda Harris | Feb 14, 2013 Building Pathways to Postsecondary Labor Market Success for Low Income Young Men of Color: A community intervention strategy
- Nia West Bey and Clarence Okoh | Dec 07, 2016 Realizing Youth Justice Presentation
- Dec 02, 2016 Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nation’s Talent Pipeline
- Nov 30, 2016 Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for A Stronger Talent Pipeline
- Nov 10, 2016 Building Leaders: Reflections from a PowerCorps PHL Leader
- Nov 10, 2016 Employment Pathways for Boys and Young Men of Color