Announcements

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  • Grants totaling $44M to help juvenile offenders obtain job skills  and support services now available from the US Department of Labor
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/13/2016

    The WIOA Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is an interactive, self-paced assessment tool designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA. The QSAP will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/1/2016

    This JP Morgan report  provides an overview of those efforts, which have laid the foundation for summer work experiences that prepare young people to thrive in a competitive global economy that requires a more skilled workforce.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 3/1/2016

    The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in collaboration with the White House, Civic Nation, and U.S. Department of Education developed the 2016 Funding Resource Guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/24/2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor is working to address the employment needs of young people with the announcement of up to $20 million in funding to support demonstration projects for youth in high-crime, high-poverty communities.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/24/2016

    The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA has announced the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System.   Applications are due by April 13. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/23/2016

    At its 2015 Annual Meeting, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions recognized 11 employers, spanning a variety of industries, as Young Adult Employer Champions. In its first year, the program acknowledges employers who have made a lasting investment in young adult workers by promoting effective hiring techniques and providing access to onsite training and skills development opportunities that result in long term retention and career stability.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 2/10/2016

    The 10th anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will take place on September 28–30, 2016, in Washington, DC. The go-to youth development event of its kind, the Summit convenes more than 450 leading global companies, donors, implementers, policymakers, educators, researchers, and youth leaders from 50 countries, to exchange knowledge that results in changed practices and improved performance.

  • DOL, HHS and HUD Issue Joint Letter Encouraging Summer Youth Employment Efforts
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/23/2015

    Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Guidelines includes income charts that are used by state and local workforce investment areas to determine income eligibility for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs for youth and certain adult services, in addition to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education Office (CEO) seeks to make an investment
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/16/2015

    The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, The U.S. Department of Education Center for School Preparedness and Save the Children invite you to join the co-hosted a webinar intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities.

  • Walmart Foundation Grants National Council of La Raza $1.2 Million to Provide a Pathway to Latino Employment
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/26/2015

    The Employment and Training Administration is excited to share its release of two new resources. The High School Equivalency: Resource Guide for the Workforce System College and Career Readiness: Resource Guide for the Workforce System