Challenges are not new to the people who live and  work in western Pennsylvania, so when COVID-19 upended what activities take place during a normal school year, local workforce and education leaders addressed it as an opportunity to rethink their annual Business & Industry Career Fair.  “The Fair is an opportunity for our 10th grade…

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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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Written By: Caitlin Dawkins, Program Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360 Earlier this month I participated in a workshop sponsored by the National Youth Employment Coalition on how justice involved youth are navigating past incarceration during the Coronavirus pandemic. About 30 of us gathered to discuss how to keep up service delivery, how to…

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