Announcements

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/11/2017

    The Grads of Life Public Service Announcement campaign initially launched in September 2014 and, to date, has received more than $81 million in donated media support. In partnership with the Ad Council, we have recently launched a new series of ads to address this critical employment gap and introduce employers to the incredible business benefits of working with Opportunity Youth — unemployed young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are an often an overlooked talent pool.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/6/2017

    It’s always great to know the resources we are sharing on our Community of Practice are useful to you and your team. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/24/2017

    The Division of Youth Services is excited to launch its technical assistance (TA) series for youth practitioners in the Fall and we can’t wait to get things started! This series focuses on various Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth-related topics from eligibility to youth committees.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/22/2017

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced $80 million in grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/18/2017

    The Alliance for Excellent Education has explored rising high school graduation rates and low levels of postsecondary readiness among traditionally underserved students in the forthcoming report, Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/5/2017

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program. Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/5/2017

    US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA-ETA17-05) Issued on June 30, 2017 Key Dates: The closing date for receipt of applications under this Announcement is July 31, 2017.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/21/2017

    Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse is hosting a Webinar: Transportation Access and Its Importance to Economic Mobility and Family Self-Sufficiency Location/ Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 2:00-3:30pm. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/20/2017

    USDA and partners committed $20 million in 21st Century Conservation Service Corps partnership agreements to provide 4,000 work opportunities for youth, young adults and veterans up to 35 years old, a move that will help the U.S. Forest Service accomplish mission-critical infrastructure and landscape restoration projects on the ground. The U.S. Forest Service is one of seventeen USDA Agencies.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/24/2017

    The Month of May explores several youth issues:  Global Youth Traffic Safety  National Foster Care  National Teen Pregnancy Prevention