We represent the National Youth Employment Coalition’s staff, as well as board members who have led the effort to develop a new strategic roadmap for NYEC. At our Annual Forum in December we hosted a discussion of the roadmap for the next 10 years. We received some great feedback, which the working groups crafting the…

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Positive change is at the heart of  FHI 360’s Compass Rose Collaborative, a network of local community-based organizations, employers, community colleges and other support services committed to promoting successful reentry for returning youth after incarceration or other involvement with the justice system. The collaborative supports young adults living in high-crime and high-poverty communities by: Implementing…

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The last six months have been unique, and our current events were likely not predicted in 2020 planning documents at the end of last year. The COVID-19 season has undoubtedly presented youth serving organizations with unanticipated challenges. With these challenges comes the opportunity to adapt and think creatively about how to best serve your community.…

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While trying to find creative ways to incorporate youth voice into our work at the Next Generation Zone, I brainstormed an idea to start an internship that would teach selected young people who are currently enrolled with us about marketing.  The idea being to educate them about our workforce system, and our branding, and then…

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