The CARES Act offers emergency aid that can help lessen the financial pressure students are facing during this historic crisis. It also offers a chance for colleges to address inequities.
The letter urges Congress to include immigrant families and children in the next COVID-19 relief package to ensure that millions of children in mixed-status immigrant families are able to benefit from critical health and economic assistance.
This afternoon, nearly 200 national, state, and local organizations that work on behalf of children and youth sent a letter to Congress, listing their child-focused priorities for the next COVID-19 recovery package.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), in partnership with the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), gathered input from workforce development boards, city agencies, community-based organizations, and other youth workforce partners nationwide.
We must do more to protect vulnerable youth and young adults including those without insurance from the COVID-19 pandemic. Aggressively implementing and expanding presumptive eligibility for Medicaid represents a promising strategy.
CLASP was cited about how the coronavirus affects youth and "points out that young people account for 25% of low-paying jobs, while more than 38% work in the gig economy."
This brief contains framing, analysis, and recommendations for the development of high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs. Guided by an equity focus, these strategies can help to bolster the outcomes for individuals and communities that have been traditionally left out of apprenticeships.
As the coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis stymies the U.S. economy, youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system face significant challenges to achieving economic stability.
My mother migrated here after the Vietnam War. Growing up, I watched her struggle and succeed. She was the first women in my life to encourage me and instill the idea of hope and change.
While the CARES Act includes some provisions that help youth and young adults, future coronavirus response legislation must directly address the issues important to young people.