Press Release: NYEC Leadership Transition
Shaping Our 2021 Policy Agenda
NYEC acts as a conduit from practitioners and local leaders to federal policymakers. Please share your ideas with us and view responses from the policy survey below!
We need basic universal income for everyone who is a resident in this country.
Young people are the least involved in the labor movement - I didn't know how to negotiate salary, or organize in the workplace; conditions at work.
Turns people away from voting -- you can't take funds from your campaign and use it for yourself; corporation; have to raise a minimum amount of money to be considered viable. The idea that money equates to support is not true. This creates a huge barrier to people
running. Therefore there needs to be regulations on campaign financing, how much money a party or candidate can spend and money from the government to be given to candidates so that they're not restricted by income.
Cancelling student loan debt
We need to authentically engage youth voices and voters not just during voting years, but all the time. We also need to challenge and change our current systems so everyone has a right to vote, be represented in government, and run for elected office.
What's New at NYEC
Youth with Justice Involvement Toolkit
The National Youth Employment Coalition, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has released Job Training for Youth with Justice Involvement: A Toolkit. The toolkit will help leaders and practitioners in both the juvenile justice system and workforce development system collaborate to effectively serve youth with justice involvement. This toolkit, directed at practitioners and leaders in the juvenile-justice system and others with limited familiarity with the workforce development system:
- Outlines evidence-based practices in youth workforce development,
- Provides an overview of the workforce system funded under the federal Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA),
- Makes recommendations for how to make WIOA-funded services work better for
youth with justice involvement at the local level, and
- Lays out some key steps to forming effective interagency partnerships.
Opportunity Youth Community Recommendations for CV-4 Legislation
Now more than ever our communities, workforce systems, and youth need bold solutions in the face of an unprecedented downturn caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. NYEC along with several national organizations that advocate on behalf of and with Opportunity Youth have come together to craft shared recommendations for the next phase of federal action to respond to COVID-19.Read More
NYEC Youth Leadership Initiative
NYEC is launching an ambitious Youth Leadership Initiative to involve young adults in all aspects of the organization’s decision-making. Young adults, current and former participants in NYEC member programs, will change how NYEC makes decisions, complement the organization’s advocacy and field-building efforts, and influence how NYEC member organizations engage young adults in decision-making roles.Read More
NYEC WIOA Working GroupIn anticipation of the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, NYEC will be conducting a monthly working group to craft policy recommendations. The working group will include policy ideas from NYEC members and stakeholders in the field, as well as provide updates on WIOA legislative movements. There are two ways to get involved:
NYEC is convening several national partners to craft a set of principles and model policies for how to engage opportunity youth in the growing green economy. We are working to launch a coalition throughout the country that will build on existing dialogues around green jobs, environmental awareness, and workforce development. Visit our website here.
NYEC 40th Anniversary Publication
NYEC commemorated 40 years of work and progress by publishing We Know What Needs to Be Done. The publication reflects on 40 years of learning and developments and sets a bold vision built upon principles and strategies needed to advance the lives of opportunity youth.
Youth with Disabilities
NYEC is a partner in the Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC), which is run by the Institute of Educational Leadership through a grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration. Throughout 2019, NYEC is updating the YSP/KSA training modules, which are being delivered in states around the country.
The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) has numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved.
Find out how to become an NYEC member to get access to members-only services, events, and resources.
The National Youth Employment Coalition improves the lives of the 4.6 million young people who are out of school and out of work.
We do this by improving the effectiveness of the organizations, and the systems, that serve these "opportunity youth."
We collect, study, and support the implementation of best practices, all with a strong equity focus.