In recent years, Congressional Republicans have proposed budgets that would attack the fundamental structure of key safety net programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid, and turn them into “block grants.” They are expected to make similar proposals in 2017. CLASP will be writing extensively on the lessons learned from previous block grants in the upcoming months. In the meantime, we have pulled together some of our past key writing on the damaging effects of block grants and the lessons learned.
Campaign for Youth recently updated Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nation’s Talent Pipeline, an investment strategy that offers a set of recommendations to help national, state, and local public and private stakeholders identify and invest in solutions–and leverage current philanthropic and federal resources.
In October 2016, CLASP spoke with Tony Dreyfuss, co-founder of Metropolis Coffee Company in Chicago. Dreyfuss supported the campaign that helped pass Chicago’s paid sick days ordinance.
CLASP recently spoke with Jen Kimmich, co-owner of The Alchemist brewery in Stowe, Vermont, about her support for public policies to improve job quality. Kimmich was a crucial business voice fueling the passage of her state’s recent paid sick days law.
CLASP: As part of The Alchemist’s involvement with the progressive business group Main Street Alliance, you’ve spoken out in favor of Vermont’s new paid sick days law. When and why did you start engaging with public policy?
CLASP's annual Head Start by the Numbers profiles provide data on Head Start participants, families, staff, and programs for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our 2014 profiles provide information on all Head Start programs in a state, including Early Head Start, Head Start preschool, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start.
Well-designed workforce development or occupational training programs at postsecondary institutions allow individuals who earn credentials to connect their academic achievements directly with local employers in that field. Such training program ideally provide a pipeline directly to employers, or teach skills that are in demand in the regional labor market. These programs are most often found at community colleges.
Materials and resources from the Spring 2016 CCRY Meeting in Washington, DC.
LaVeeda Morgan Battle, Esq., Board Chair
Battle Law Firm
Lisa Brown, Board Vice-Chair
Vice President and General Counsel, Georgetown University
John M. Bouman, Secretary
President, Sargent Shriver National Center for Poverty Law
Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education
This page provides information and resources on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision. This page will be updated as the U.S. Department of Education issues more information about the provision or any other events occur.