Without the education and training needed to secure living-wage employment, young people experiencing homelessness will struggle to make a sustainable exit from homelessness.
This webcast recording brought together the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the City of Los Angeles, the Latin American Youth Center, and NCHE September 13, 2019 .
In this webcast, attendees learned about:
- the connection between education, employment, and housing affordability outcomes, including as addressed in Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness;
- federal education and employment programs that serve youth experiencing homelessness (McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth, Perkins Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, WIOA Youth Formula, YouthBuild, and Job Corps);
- policy and practice levers to encourage more targeted local efforts to ensure education and employment program access and success for young people experiencing homelessness;
- two local programs (Los Angeles and Washington, DC) that serve youth experiencing homelessness through intentional education and employment partnerships.