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How COVID-19 is Affecting NYEC Members

Community-based organizations in Boston are using their limited budgets to pay for laptops and technology support for clients as they transition to virtual services.

Boston, MA

A community-based organization in Baltimore, MD is struggling to transition their training and curriculum to a virtual environment and have not been able to serve their youth.

Baltimore, MD

From a New England workforce development board: "From a workforce board perspective, we are also trying to track how this pandemic and the recession that will likely follow is going to affect young adults in the labor market. It likely won't be good.”

Boston, MA

From a community-based organization in Chicago, IL "Our youth have experienced a reduction in hours or been laid off from their jobs. Some youth were in a hiring pipeline for hospitality jobs earlier in March, which are no longer viable due to hiring freezes."

Chicago, IL

For a youth-serving organization in the Bay Area, clients and staff struggle with access to phones and computers; they are seeking to braid funding in new ways to pay for technology.

San Francisco, CA

A workforce development board in Pennsylvania finds many programs are prepared for remote case management, but struggle to help young people access subsistence income.

Philadelphia, PA

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.

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