Category Archives: Research

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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Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Diversity in the Disability Community

The following is a cross-post from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog. The blog is written by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner for the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under ACL.  As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” in “Teach”

The following is a crosspost from Blend My Learning. The blog is written by Kristin Fiorini, a first and second grade Special Education teacher at Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC and a 2014 City Bridge-New Schools Education Innovation Fellow. This summer, I … Continue reading

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From Jails to Joblessness:  Why Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Need More Than Just a Job  

It’s well established that today’s chronic levels of youth unemployment cost our economy billions in lost tax revenue, both on the federal and state level.  Added to this problem is the sad reality of unemployed youth growing up to become … Continue reading

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Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research Youth involved with the justice system face significant challenges. Of those sentenced to a residential … Continue reading

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Black History Month and the Education, Employment, and Wage Gap for Young African American Males (Part 1 of 2)

As Black History Month draws to a close, there is still time to reflect on the many great figures and leaders who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship and improve the quality of life for the African American community … Continue reading

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Innovative Strategies for Supporting Youth with Mental Health Needs

In this blog, part 3 of 3 in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some innovative youth transition programs and the strategies they use to help youth with mental health needs make a successful transition to adulthood. … Continue reading

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Transition Challenges Facing Youth with Mental Health Needs (Part 1 of 3)

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, we’re turning our attention to the challenges that youth with mental health needs experience during the transition to adulthood as well as successful strategies for assisting them. This is part 1 of a … Continue reading

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Building Resilience for a Healthy, Productive Future

This blog entry is a cross posting from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, re-published with permission from the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy which funds the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth … Continue reading

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Spring into Summer Jobs (Part 1 of 3): The Past Decade’s Downward Slide

Think back with me for a moment. What were some of your main activities in the month of June when you were between the ages of 16 and 19? Hanging out with friends? A day at the amusement park? The … Continue reading

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