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Taking Notice of National Reentry Week

By Rita Musello-Kelliher, Program Associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership IEL joins youth and communities across the country in celebrating National Reentry Week 2017 from April 24-28. It is a time to highlight the benefits of successful reentry and importance … Continue reading

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The following blog is a cross-post from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) blog. The blog is written by OSERS’ Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Janet LaBreck. In recognition of National Disability Employment Month, I would like to share … Continue reading

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Recognizing Youth Service Professionals by Prioritizing their Professional Development

By Kathryn Nichols, Consultant, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership It’s National Workforce Development Month – a time to recognize the contributions of workforce development professionals who play a vital role in … Continue reading

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A Capital Trip by MJ Smyth

The following blog is a cross-post from http://youthpowerny.tumblr.com/ Every year, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), which leads the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), holds an Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. for youth participants and coordinators. This year, the meeting … Continue reading

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The Summer Job

The following blog is a cross-post from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) and appeared in the August, 2016 issue of “Workforce Buzz”. The blog is written by Colin Williams, an NYATEP Summer Intern. Each summer NYATEP hires … Continue reading

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A Collaborative Learning Community to Benefit Youth and Young People with Disabilities

The following blog is a cross-post from disability.blog, the official blog of disability.gov. The blog is written by Jessica Queener, Communications and Outreach Manager at the Youth Transitions Collaborative and the National Youth Transitions Center. NCWD/Youth’s host organization, the Institute for Educational Leadership … Continue reading

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Student Takes a Right Turn

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Lisa Fitch, an executive assistant for Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services (PVJOBS) in Los Angeles, CA. PVJOBS is … Continue reading

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Building on Success: Celebrating the Launch of the New Right Turn Program Sites

By Patricia D. Gill, Senior Program Associate, National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership Last December, NCWD/Youth’s host organization, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), was proud to announce the selection of four … Continue reading

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Purple Day for Epilepsy

The following blog is by Erin Seiler, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Seize Control. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders in … Continue reading

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