May was National Foster Care Month, a time to uplift those working to provide vital services to foster care youth around the country. New Deal for Youth Changemaker Yusef Presley has used his lived experience to highlight the need for increased resources and care for foster youth, particularly foster youth of color.
CLASP urges Congress to pass legislation to support students in completing their degrees, remove burdensome work requirements, and help end student hunger.
CLASP spoke with Taneka Hye Wol Jennings of HANA Center to discuss how families and young people in their community have been impacted by heightened xenophobia and attacks against the AAPI community.
Alyssa Fortner, Alycia Hardy, and Stephanie Schmit detail the importance of significant and sustained direct spending for school-age child care. This fact sheet highlights a new CLASP analysis estimating that it would cost between $48.4 billion and $79.6 billion to reach all school-age children eligible through CCDBG.
The American Families Plan (AFP) released today by the Biden-Harris Administration reflects the full range of bold proposals needed to transform the economy so it truly works for children, young people, women, and families.
On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden declared April 2021 Second Chance Month, bringing attention to the unjust criminal justice system in the United States that unevenly enforces laws and creates conditions for recidivism rather than restoration.
This policy report highlights state options to expand SNAP access to students with low incomes—beyond the temporary student provisions in the recent COVID-19 relief bill—and minimize unfair and unrealistic work requirements.
Access to SNAP promotes food security, improves wellbeing, and reduces poverty. And today’s college students require greater support, given the numerous difficulties they encounter including food insecurity. SNAP can do much to alleviate the challenges food insecurity may cause, though few students receive SNAP in spite of need. This brief on frequently asked questions on SNAP and students seeks to add clarity to the issue.
While the right to emergency paid leave under FFCRA expired, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law March 11, 2021, expanded the use of FFCRA emergency paid leave credits for employers.