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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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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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