On June 26, the Senate passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA includes a number of improvements to ensure low-income workers--youth and adults--have the skills and support for full participation in the American workforce.
A report from the NWLC and the Ms. Foundation for Women finds that low pay, difficult scheduling practices, lack of supports, and discrimination leave low-wage workers with few options for their children’s care.
In today's economy, postsecondary credentials are essential to securing good jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage. But with college costs rising rapidly, it can be difficult for low-income people to access higher education.
Immigrant children experience more negative outcomes than native-born children, but recent studies have shown how increasing access to early childhood programs and providing meaningful family engagement opportunities can decrease the achievement gap.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that workers without paid sick days are at high risk of spreading illness. Infected food workers can expose many customers and coworkers to illnesses such as Norovirus.
CLASP was featured in "New Volume on Sector Strategies" by the Aspen Institute. CLASP experts contributed a chapter to the volume, which focuses on the role of community colleges in the sector strategies and career pathways movement.