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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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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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A Conversation with Entrepreneur Alex Peay

Rashaun Bennett of NYEC sat down with Alex Peay, the founder of Rising Sons to discuss his work and passion for helping youth better their lives and communities. While taking an untraditional path towards service, Alex wants more youth to understand the value and benefits behind social entrepreneurship. Q: Thank you for taking the time…

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