Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets
On July 17, 2015, CLASP hosted its annual forum on boys and young men of color in Washington, D.C. "Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets" featured dynamic thought leaders discussing concrete solutions that can close the gaps in education, employment, and health outcomes for boys and young men of color.
CLASP’s forum featured a lively, honest panel discussion with leaders from local policy, academic research, direct service, and youth leadership. Making the connection to recent events and emerging opportunities, the panel discussed effective practice and policy, as well as the need for increased federal investment help youth of color climb the ladder economically. Watch the forum and access additional resources below.
Recent events in communities across the nation demonstrate the urgent need to invest in youth of color. This solution-centered dialogue presented a unique opportunity to consider the implications of federal education, workforce, and justice policy on services to young men of color and state and local policy implementation.
Read CLASP's new brief, Investing in Young Men as Community Assets.
Read the transcript for the forum here.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Olivia Golden, Executive Director, CLASP, (Washington, D.C.) @CLASP_DC
Panel Discussion: The Role of Public Policy, Youth Voice, and Solution-Centered Strategies
- Kisha Bird, Director of Youth Policy, CLASP (Washington, D.C.) |@CLASP_DC
- Gregorio Casar, Council Member, 4th District, Austin City Council (Austin, TX) | @gregoriocasar;
- Jason Reece, Senior Director of Research, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) | @KirwanInstitute;
- Anthony D. Smith, Director for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Office of Mayor Greg Fischer (Louisville, KY) | @ants012369; and
- Dariel Vasquez, Student Leader, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) | @Dariel_Vaz.
- Linda M. Rodriguez, Executive Director, The Fellowship Initiative, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co (New York, NY) | @jpmorgan
- Investing in Young Men as Community Assets
- Course, Counselor, Teacher Gaps: Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty High Schools
- College Preparation for African American Students: Gaps in the High School Educational Experience
- Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity
- New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: Key Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- The Affordable Care Act and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: New Opportunities and Strategies for Action
- WIOA Game Plan for Low-Income People: Webinar Series
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Fellowship Initiative:
- The Fellowship Initiative & JPMorgan Chase & Co. Video
- The Fellowship Initiative Home Page
- Building Skills Through Summer Jobs: Lessons From the Field
- State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2015
- 2015 Champion of Children Report: Boys of Color, Boys at Risk
- More Than My Brother's Keeper
Resources from Louisville, KY:
- Mayor Greg Fischer’s Metro Mentor Policy
- Metro United Way’s Black Male Achievement Impact Fund
- Jefferson County Public Schools’ Boys of Color Resolution
- Lone Group Taxed Into Poverty Should Receive a Larger EITC
- Strengthening the EITC for Childless Workers Would Promote Work and Reduce Poverty