Center for Youth and Communities

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Employ, Educate, and Support Youth

Susan P. Curnan DOL PodiumThe passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the dedication of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, support from the White House Domestic Policy Council, a growing recognition by employers of the need for a better prep among the business community to hire a prepared workforce, a sharp focus on impact investing and other innovation in philanthropy, advances in education reform and youth development practice, and emerging results-oriented partnerships across the country—all have created a perfect storm of opportunity for achieving unprecedented social, economic, and environmental outcomes for youth and communities. At the Center for Youth and Communities, we believe strongly that “Enough is Known for Action,” and that this particular time in history calls out for leadership, innovation, and excellence in all we do.

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