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HELPING TODAY'S YOUTH BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS

Peckham Inc.’s Costa Rica Trip Changes Lives

  Peckham Youth Services launched a partnership with Michigan State University Residential College of Arts and Humanities (MSU RCAH) in the fall of 2016 to develop a travel abroad opportunity for at-risk youth.  Peckham and RCAH have a long history of developing innovative projects for at-risk youth such as Project RestART (a community art project)…

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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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