How NYEC Is Responding to COVID-19

I want to provide an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our field, and share a little bit about how our colleagues and NYEC are responding. Policy and Advocacy Legislative Advocacy NYEC has organized two letters to congressional leadership so far: one on paid leave for the second legislative package (the so-called CV-2…

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NYEC Community Response Feedback to COVID-19

NYEC has been working to gather grassroots comments and experiences on how they are best adapting and responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. Through a series of community check-ins, our Community Response Form and conversations with national coalitions NYEC has gathered common themes below that have come to the forefront. This page will be updated…

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Untangling the Threads on Trauma: New NYEC and National Initiatives

A major federal appropriations bill in December labeled trauma-informed practices a “Bill-Wide Directive.” Philadelphia strives to be a trauma-informed city. Last year California’s first surgeon general advocated for screening every child for trauma. A national campaign seeks to create a “resilient, trauma-informed society.” What is the thread that connects these developments? Communities and families have…

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Youth Advocacy Groups Statement on COVID-19 and Paid Sick Leave

As national organizations that advocate for creating more equitable policies for young workers, we call on Congress to enact federal legislation that guarantees employers will provide paid sick leave. The outbreak of Covid-19 heightens the need for immediate action as the United States remains one of the few developed nations without a national guarantee of…

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Supporting Youth for Success in Post-Secondary Education and Training

For those under 30, attainment of a post-secondary degree is one the strongest predictors of future job quality (Brookings 2018 p.5). While coordinating the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) San Francisco Early Childhood Education (ECE) Career Pathway program I have supported many young adults in pursuing post-secondary education and know first-hand the rigors of degree attainment,…

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