CLASP and Alliance partners jointly created and provided consensus support for Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0, which establishes a common understanding of quality career pathways and systems.
The state of Minnesota is taking steps towards increasing access to education activities for poor adults receiving TANF. Signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN), bill HF2458, which was sponsored by state Senator Jeff Hayden (D-MN) and Representative Susan Allen (D-MN), expands access to adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL) and postsecondary education for participants receiving cash assistance.
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.