CLASP is committed to making WIOA work. That’s why we’ve developed short, action-focused memos outlining how states, local areas, advocates, and service providers can leverage opportunities to serve low-income youth and adults through state and local plans, policies and guidance, and budget choices.
CLASP is committed to a racial equity agenda that strengthens equitable public investments, promotes economic opportunities and security for all, protects civil rights, addresses explicitly the challenges of immigrants and their families, and honors the voices of communities of color. That’s why we use a racial equity lens in our policy analysis, as well as partner with civil and immigrant rights advocates to determine where our expertise is most valuable. That includes diagnosing systemic barriers, identifying practical solutions that promote equitable opportunities and outcomes, and lifting up best practices that provide pathways to economic security for all children, youth, and adults.