This brief summarizes key themes that emerged from interviews with Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) funders, program providers, and youth participants in Albany, Denver, Louisville, Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando.
By Noel Tieszen For decades, Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) have provided income, career exposure, and real-life work experience for thousands of young people across the United States. Yet year after year, youth and community leaders report that there are not enough summer jobs to…
CLASP joined Heartland Alliance, the National Youth Employment Coalition and nearly 100 national and local organizations calling on Congress to include an equity-centered national subsidized employment program as a part of the forthcoming recovery package as recommended by President Biden in his American Jobs Plan.
These policy recommendations address health and mental health, employment and economic security, education and career pathways, justice and safe communities, and child care for youth and young adults in America.
CLASP sent this letter to congressional members recommending actions to address the needs of workers in low-wage jobs, those already unemployed and struggling to find work, and those who live in poverty during the economic-fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report offers practical programmatic solutions that support second chances for young people and raise policy and systems considerations to address equity, collateral consequences, and opportunity.
This fact sheet by Kelly May and Lauren Walizer provides an overview of Ability to Benefit (ATB), which allows postsecondary students without a high school diploma or equivalency to receive Title IV student financ