In this paper, the CLASP and NCLC explore the disproportionate impact of student debt on Black borrowers, and make recommendations to address the dual student loan and college affordability crises through federal policies and executive action.
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…
On January 20, the Biden Administration announced additional funding and resources to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created and exacerbated barriers to postsecondary success.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the federal legislation governing the public workforce system—and it is up for reauthorization for the first time since 2014. As Congress considers reauthorization, CLASP recommends focusing on five priorities to help people secure better jobs.