Posts by Thomas

NYEC Leading YSP/KSA Update Process

NYEC staff worked closely with staff of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in 2003 to develop a series of competencies that any person who works professionally with youth should master. These Youth-Serving Professionals’ Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (YSP/KSA) competencies have been delivered over the years as in-person training modules to thousands of staff through…

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Increasing Access to WIOA Services for DACA Recipients

On September 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an eventual end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections for individuals who arrived in the United States as children, also known as “Dreamers.” These individuals may be undocumented; may have been granted work permits under DACA; or may be part of mixed-status families containing…

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A New Lens for Understanding the Out of Work

A new analysis of out-of-work individuals by Martha Ross and Natalie Holmes of the Brookings Institution provides a new lens for understanding this diverse group of Americans. For example, the analysis finds that out-of-work young adults in some large cities and counties are nearly twice as likely to have worked in the past five years…

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Budget, Appropriations, And Allocations

On May 23rd President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which included far-reaching and deep cuts to programs from AmeriCorps to the Veterans’ Homeless Reintegration program. How far will this proposal go? According to the most recent Capitol Hill meetings conducted by our allies in the Committee to Investment in America’s Workforce,…

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President Trump Weighs In On Opportunity Youth

Today the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal-year 2018 budget. A table with key opportunity youth-related line items is below. Each year the president’s budget serves as a starting point for conversations with Congress about government funding; few of its specifics make it into law. But for a new administration that has so far been…

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