RHY Resources

Foundations Essential to College Workforce Programs

A February 5 report from AACC on the relationships between foundations and community college workforce programs. Foundations are playing more of a key role in community college workforce programs than ever. "Foundations understand everything we do is workforce development," said Sandra Kurtinis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland) and chair-elect of the American Association of Community Colleges' board of directors, at a plenary session she moderated at AACC's Workforce Development Institute (WDI). Foundations are behind several of AACC's major initiatives, from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support of the Pathways Project to the Lumina Foundation's support for the Right Signals Initiative. RHY programs can better assist youth and young adults access college workforce programs by increasing their understanding of their connection to foundations. To learn more click here.

 

YouthBuild-Related TEGLs & TENs

The TENs and TEGLs one-pager provides a summary document of YouthBuild related guidance and information documents, as well as helpful information on understanding the difference between a TEN and a TEGL and how to find all TENs and TEGLs on the Department of Labor website. To learn more click here.

 

WIOA Mythbusters: WIOA Titles I and II

Myths perceived as fact can interfere with the ability of States to fully implement an integrated workforce development system envisioned under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Myths thought to be true may result from a misunderstanding of the law and regulations and from a lack of experience with other workforce development system partners. Understanding WIOA will assist RHY programs connect youth and young adults with WIOA services and supports available in your community. To learn more click here

 

Why Nonprofits Should Consider Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset

This article from Forbes describes the work of Learning Lab Ventures, a nonprofit that works with 2,500 young people in Los Angeles to promote college and career success for youth from low-income families. Leaders of this intensive after-school program say that operating the nonprofit like a start-up business allows them to more effectively engage volunteers and donors, meet kids' needs immediately, and test creative ideas. To learn more about how this mindset could transform your RHY program click here.

 

Helping Youth Cope after School Shootings

Visit youth.gov for a roundup of federal resources related to helping young people process events and heal in the aftermath of school shootings. This annotated list of resources includes links from the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, and U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Homeland Security. Find statistics, trauma care approaches, and tips for responding to active shooting events here.

 
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