A recent event celebrating the work of young Native American, Alaskan native, and Native Hawaiian young people highlights keys issues pertaining to the importance of youth development and well-being.
Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham have introduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide immigrant youth who entered the United States as children—also known as “Dreamers”—with an opportunity to earn their citizenship.
For many young people, early work experience is a touchstone on the path to continuous gainful employment.
The Senate has introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would make 1.8 million Dreamers eligible for conditional permanent resident status. However, the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains under threat, placing 800,000 beneficiaries in peril.
Kisha Bird testified to the D.C. City Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development about effective strategies to advance youth employment outcomes for low-income and vulnerable youth.
On November 27, CLASP hosted Unjustice: Overcoming Trump’s Rollbacks on Youth Justice.
Kisha Bird was quoted in this article about the midterm elections' impact on youth.
CLASP will convene the Fall 2017 meeting of the Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth (CCRY) Network in St. Louis on November 2-3, 2017.
Kisha Bird and Andrea Barnes presented at the 2015 New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals (NYATEP) Youth Academy in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Young leaders convene in Washington to propose recommendations for increasing opportunity and decreasing poverty for youth across the country.