American Jobs Act: New Work and Learning Opportunities for Low-Income, Unemployed Adults and Youth

CLASP has long argued that low-income adults and youth require targeted assistance to ensure that all have the opportunity to share in our nation’s recovery, and we are pleased that the American Jobs Act includes many of the provisions for which we have advocated. In particular, the $5 billion Pathways Back to Work Fund includes three elements that would create work and learning opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged individuals across the country.