While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
The National Compensation Survey contains data on workers' access to benefits including paid sick leave and paid family leave. Despite slight gains, low-wage and part-time workers have disparately less access to these benefits than full-time, high-wage workers.
Today, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether to uphold an injunction blocking the Trump Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we reflect on what citizenship means in absence of papers.
During Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) in October, advocates raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by the criminal justice system. This year, the YJAM challenge is to A.C.T. (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to end racism.
Mental health is a huge part of individual wellbeing. Systemic barriers like racism and stigma have blocked many people with low incomes and people of color from high-quality mental health care. Unaddressed mental health challenges undermine their ability to learn, work, and thrive. That’s why CLASP’s work in this area has dramatically deepened.
2019 marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what would become the United States. 2019 is also a year where our national conversation has struggled to reconcile the caging of young people in inhumane conditions and the separation of children from their parents on the Southwest border with our national narrative as a “nation of immigrants.” What does this historical inflection point and national crisis have to do with young minds?