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DOL Guidance on Federal Bonding Program to Promote Hiring At-Risk Individuals
This Training and Employment Notice, issued by the Department of Labor in December 2013, highlights the Federal Bonding Program as an employer incentive when providing job placement services to assist ex-offenders and other at-risk job seekers.
NHSA- Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Families: Two-generation strategies for working with disconnected young parents and their children

Executive Summary:

"Over 1.4 million youth ages 15-24 are out-of-school and out-of-work (OSOW) and are raising dependent children.  When youth are out of the education system, lack early work experience, and cannot find employment, the likelihood is poor that they will have the means to support themselves and the needs of their children.  Too often, this traps their families in a cycle of poverty for generations.

Until communities offer multiple pathways to connect with ladders of opportunity, many young families headed by OSOW youth will be unable to achieve financial independence.  To break the cycle of poverty, many human service organizations use two-generation approaches with 'young families' (that is, families with children in which the parent is an OSOW young person ages 15-24 years).  One hallmark of these two-generation approaches is the use of strategies that address the developmental needs of the young parents, their children, and their families as a whole.

The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA), an association of America's leading nonprofit human service providers, conducted an exploratory study of two-generation programs already in place within its member organizations.  The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) supported this effort, which sought to document quality two-generation programs and identify program elements that strengthen young families.  The study eventually engaged 32 NHSA members and affiliates in sharing their knowledge about two-generation approaches and providing connections to programs that re-engage young parents in education and/or work, nurture parent-child bonds, improve children's wellbeing, and connect families with economic, social, and other supports.

This report features case studies of two-generation programs, describes elements associated with successful outcomes, and recommends future work."

Comments on Pay For Performance Funding Models - 12/2/2013
These are comments submitted on December 2, 2013 by the campaign for Youth with input from NYEC in response to a Request for Information by the Treasury Department.
Faces of Austerity - Report on Budget Cut Implications November 2013
This report, released by the Non-Defense Discretionary (NDD) Coalition, discusses how the downward trend of funding for domestic programs and activities that are not related to defense is impacting people from all walks of life.
2013 November Feature Article
2013 November Feature Article
2013 November YouthNotes Announcements
2013 November YouthNotes Announcements
2013 November YouthNotes FINAL
2013 November YouthNotes FINAL
2013 November YouthNotes Legislative Update
2013 November YouthNotes Legislative Update
HEA Comments on Postsecondary Success Strategies - 10/31/13
These comments were drafted by the Corps Network in conjunction with NYEC, Jobs for the Future, and YouthBuild USA for a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The hearing on October 31, 2013 focused on the Higher Education Act and was titled "Attaining a Quality Degree: Innovations to Improve Student Success."
Searching for Our Lost Associate's Degrees - IHEP Report from October 2013
This report, released in October 2013 by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, dicusses the implementation and implications of a multi-state project to re-engage students who dropped out of Associate's Degree programs despite being within striking distance of attaining the degree.
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