The National Youth Employment Coalition

What's New at NYEC

  • Opportunity Youth Week

    Opportunity Youth Week (November 11-15th 2019) is a week of action for policymakers, local practitioners, and youth leaders to raise awareness about opportunity youth, explore innovative practices to advance the field and advocate for stronger investments in our future. The week will include the NYEC Annual Forum, joint Advocacy Day, and OYN Summit.  

  • GCPI-NYEC – Education and Income Undocumented Youth Report, Cover – 20190829

    Undocumented Youth 2019 Report Released

    The culmination of a convening and series of interviews with practitioners, "Improving Education & Income Generation Outcomes for Undocumented Youth" offers of a host of state and local case studies and recommendations for expanding opportunity for undocumented young people. 

  • 2019 Annual Forum & 40th Anniversary

    This year NYEC celebrates its 40th Anniversary! Join us during our 2019 Annual Forum (November 11-13th) as we bring together policymakers, practitioners, youth leaders and activists to advance the youth employment field. Information on registration, session proposals, and the hotel block can be found here

  • Justice-Involved Youth Convenings

    On July 23rd 2019, NYEC, the Youth Advocate Program, Inc., the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Camden County Workforce Investment Board held a second convening in Camden County, New Jersey, to chart a better path for young people from the county who have been sentenced to out-of-home placements. A release of findings and recommendations will be made available later in the year. 

  • 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 Green Economy and Youth Employment

    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. 

Get to Know NYEC

The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) is a national membership network that improves the effectiveness of organizations that seek to help youth become productive citizens. 

Toward this end, NYEC sets and promotes quality standards; tracks, crafts and influences policy; provides and supports professional development; and builds the capacity of organizations and programs.

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.

National Youth Employment Coalition
1155 15th St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC  20055
Phone: (202) 780-5928
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