Category Archives: Events

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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Health Care and Community College: An Often Overlooked Need

  The following blog post is by Kathryn Nichols, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). While they may not realize it, the structure of high school … Continue reading

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National Mentoring Month 2016 – In Real Life  

By Elijah Fagan-Solis, RAMP Program Coordinator in Albany, NY In celebration of National Mentoring Month 2016, YOUTH POWER’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) site in Albany, NY wanted to share a personal, ‘in real life’ story that shows the … Continue reading

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We ALL Need Mentors!

The following blog is a cross-post from Disability.blog, the official blog of Disability.gov. The blog is co-written by Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, and David Shapiro, President and CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring … Continue reading

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FERPA and Postsecondary Education: Information for Families (Part One)

By Sean Roy, Projects Director at PACER Center, a partner in the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth. Youth with disabilities are entering postsecondary education at consistently increasing rates. Traditional 4-year universities, community colleges, and trade/technical schools are … Continue reading

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RAMP Albany Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

The following blog is by Elijah Fagan-Solis, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Albany, NY. RAMP is a career-focused mentoring program created and supported by the Institute for Educational Leadership with support from the Department of … Continue reading

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Employers: Putting Internships to Work for You

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. The blog is written by Nathan Cunningham, a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.  The end of summer is here and … Continue reading

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Doing Things Differently

By Chelsey Bowman, intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership    After I explain my internship at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) Center for Workforce Development (CWD), I am … Continue reading

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Ed Roberts and the Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy

The following blog was written by Sam Xu and Heather Yaden from our Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Berkeley. Sam is a youth leader and Heather serves as the adult partner for the team. On November 25th 2014, … Continue reading

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