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On March 09, 2012  Maisha Meminger said:

Solutions Desk: Helping Youth Transition

Upcoming Webinar Series

Data Sharing and Privacy Protection in Youth Programs

Third Wednesday of the Month:  March 21st, April 18th, and May 16th

2:30 - 4:00 PM (EDT)

 

Register by clicking on Links Below

 

Part I

Identifying, Sorting Through, and Integrating Data from Multiple Sources.

Wed, Mar 21, 2012 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

  • Identifying, compiling, and reviewing already accessible data across multiple agencies
  • Dos and don’ts of data sharing
  • Establishing a team approach to data-sharing and analysis

 

Part II

Using Data to Assess Youth Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Enforcement Efforts.

Wed. April 18, 2012 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

  • Criminal justice and non-criminal justice data
  • Data on risk and protective factors
  • Data gaps (modifying existing data sources, collecting new data, identifying unique data – Census)

 

Part III

Getting the Most Out of Your Data.

Wed. May 16, 2012 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

  • Making your case to partners to strengthen your efforts
  • Partnering with experts
  • Continuous use of data


On April 16, 2013  Willie Capers said:
please update


On April 18, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:
@Willie-- Please let me know what you would like us to update?


On September 03, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

The United States Department of Agriculture has released new guidelines aimed at ensuring that eligible homeless youth can get food through the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The guidance clarifies when homeless youth can apply and what documents they need to have.

“Our Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees often help youth navigate the many types of federal assistance available to them,” says Resa Matthew, director of the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Division of Adolescent Development and Support. “USDA’s timely guidance will ensure that unaccompanied homeless youth and their advocates understand their rights.”

Among the clarifications the USDA made:

  1. Youth do not need to have a photo ID or a permanent address to apply for SNAP.
  2. If they are younger than 18 and living on their own, youth can apply for SNAP on their own. They do not have to apply as part of their parent's “household.”
  3. If youth are staying temporarily with others, they can apply independently if they purchase and prepare their own food. They can also apply as part of the household in which they are staying if they purchase and prepare food together.

Read the USDA’s policy memo, “SNAP- Clarification of Policies Barriers Facing Homeless Youth” (PDF, 50.7KB). More information about food assistance can be found on the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth’s food and nutrition page.



On September 05, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

You are Invited to the MCHB Webcast:
Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents and Young Adults: Practical Considerations

DATE AND TIME:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

FACULTY:

Richard E. Kreipe, MD (Moderator) ?
Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professor of Pediatrics; Principal Investigator (Rochester), ACT for Youth Center of Excellence; Division of Adolescent Medicine; Department of Pediatrics, Golisano Children’s Hospital; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.

Claire D. Brindis, DrPH (Presenter)?
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Chair in Health Policy; Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policies Studies; Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy; Executive Director, National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Amy Lin, MPA (Presenter)
Deputy Policy and Organizing Director; Young Invincibles, Washington, D.C.

Rachel A. Samsel, MSSW (Presenter)
Director, Office of Healthcare Delivery Redesign; Center for Program Coordination and Health Policy; Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts in January and the Health Insurance Marketplace launches on October 1. This interactive webinar examines a trio of practical topics pertinent to adolescents and young adults as we prepare for ACA’s rollout:

1.    Adolescent health care providers have always recognized the need to attend to patient confidentiality of minors, especially when dealing with sensitive health issues. Provisions of ACA make it imperative that confidentiality be meaningfully addressed for patients of all ages, but adolescents and young adults require special consideration because of sexual/reproductive health and mental health/substance use concerns.         

2.    Young adults are currently least likely to have health insurance and financial access to health care services. The Young Invincibles, a national organization founded in 2009, has substantial experience in providing information to young adults as part of empowering them to take charge of their health care. Young Invincibles staff will share their experiences in reaching out to young adults, introduce a new on-line toolkit designed to assist with enrollment, and briefly discuss the health insurance needs of two special populations of young adults: Youth aging out of foster care and incarcerated young adults re-entering their communities.                

                                 

3.    States have been working intensively to prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. About half of states will expand Medicaid eligibility for adults. In addition, about half of states are developing their own health insurance marketplaces or exchanges but about half of states will rely on a federally created health insurance marketplace. An official from the Texas Department of State Health Services will explain how this state is preparing for the Affordable Care Act using the federally created health insurance marketplace and how, even in the absence of an expanded Medicaid program, it plans to assist young adults who do not qualify for Medicaid with health insurance subsidies.

Members of the audience will respond to polling questions and will have ample time to ask their own questions.

AGENDA:

Can we assure confidentiality in health care services for adolescents and young adults? Impact of Affordable Care Act insurance provisions on a vital patient right
Claire D. Brindis, DrPH

Young adults and the Affordable Care Act
Amy Lin, MPA

A state’s experiences in preparing for the Affordable Care Act: Providing for the needs of adolescents and young adults
Rachel A. Samsel, MSSW

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

?         To identify how expanded health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act make it imperative to address issues of confidentiality for adolescent and young adult health care visits.

?         To explore how to reach and engage young adults in health care and obtaining health insurance.

?         To describe a state’s experiences in preparing for the Affordable Care Act and better serving adolescents and young adults.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Public health officials at local, state and federal levels; health care providers interested in the needs of adolescents and young adults; health policy decision-makers; health program administrators

We encourage attendees to submit questions in advance of the webcast.

Click to Register for the Webcast
Click to Submit Questions to the Webcast Panel



On September 05, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Community of Practice!

This site offers practitioners new ideas and tools to do the invaluable work of changing lives and renewing futures of former offenders!

 

You will find information on:

  • Improving Program Practices, including case management and mentoring;
  • Supporting Transitions for ex-offenders, including program and job retention;
  • Strengthening Partnerships to provide strong supportive services and seamless transitions; and
  • Ensuring Sustainability for your programs

 

 

Join the Community of Practice! https://rexo.workforce3one.org 



On September 12, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

There is a new HHS website www.healthcare.gov for people seeking healthcare and for the organizations that help them.  The site allows users to answer a few questions to learn if they qualify for lower health care costs.

For additional information on the New Affordable Health Care Act and the Workforce, view:

 

The recording of the ETA Webinar, “Helping Job Seekers & Workers Access New Affordable Health Insurance Options”

https://www.workforce3one.org/view/4101324035821950661/info which speaks to American Job Center staff and other workforce development

professionals who connect individuals to supportive services and provides an overview of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and discussion on utilizing Marketplace resources for education and outreach.

 

or

 

The Training & Employment Notice (TEN) 2-13 -- Preparing for the New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=8518 seeks to inform the public workforce investment system about the new insurance coverage opportunities in the new Health Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to outline potential opportunities to assist job seekers and business customers about how and where to sign up for coverage



On September 17, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in collaboration with a contractor, Jobs for the Future (JFF), invite states to apply to participate in Phase II of Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems, a two-year project to help states integrate CTE Programs of Study (POS) into their broader Career Pathways system development efforts -- focusing on transportation-related careers including highway design and construction. The State Director of Career and Technical Education and the state lead official for the State Department of Transportation must jointly submit the application on behalf of the state team. 

 

Phase I of this project began in October 2012 when five states (Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Oregon) were selected through a competitive process to receive technical assistance for the development of comprehensive Career Pathways systems that integrate CTE Programs of Study. To be selected for participation, each state was required to create a cross-agency state team that would drive its project, identify high demand industry sectors on which to focus, and identify a local area for participation. Thus far, Phase I states are focusing on the development of Career Pathways in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology.  Please see http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/advancing_cte.cfm

 

We are now entering Phase II of the project, developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Phase II is designed to assist states in the development of comprehensive Career Pathways transportation-related careers including highway design and construction, by aligning a state’s On-the-Job Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS) activities, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with CTE Programs of Study and Career Pathways System development efforts.  Under Phase II, three new states will be selected through a competitive application process to participate in this two-year project, which is managed by Jobs for the Future through a contract with ED/OVAE.  Each selected state will implement a Career Pathways action plan with targeted technical assistance from an assigned state coach and from subject matter experts.  In addition to direct technical assistance, state teams will participate in: a) face-to-face in-state team meetings; b) virtual meetings among the eight participating state teams; and c) networking and information sharing with other participating state teams via a web presence.

 

The deadline for submission of state applications is 5:00 PM EST, November 5, 2013.  For more information please contact: Mary Clagett, Director for Workforce Policy, Jobs for the Future at mclagett@jff.org or 202-709-5330, ext. 406.



On September 26, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Money Talks

Disaster preparedness extends beyond storing water and supplies.  Having a plan to pay bills and access your important records and accounts will avoid problems in the future.  Since disasters leave many families without access to finances, store your important documents in a safe place.  Using the Safeguarding Your Valuables activity module and Emergency Financial First Aid Kit will get you started.

Disasters can also leave you with expensive damages.  If you do not have health, life, property or flood insurance, get them now! Remember flooding is not included in homeowners insurance. 

Planning ahead for financial challenges after a disaster is also important because the road to recovery can often be a long, complex process.  The Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools to help you make the best financial decisions for your family. Another valuable resource is the Consumer Protection Bureau.  They can guide you on how to protect and rebuild your finances, avoid loan scams and what to do immediately following a disaster.

 

 



On September 27, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Does your program serve disadvantaged young people ages 15–25 and/or military veterans up to age 35? Does your program prepare participants to be successful in the 21st century workforce?  Do your projects include significant outdoor activity and/or include ‘‘hands-on’’ direct impact that connect youth to America’s Great Outdoors? 
 
If you answer yes to these questions, be sure to check out the July 1st, 2013 Federal Register Notice, “21st Century Conservation Service Corps Partnership Opportunity” at 
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-01/pdf/2013-15644.pdf.  The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) National Council is requesting letters of interest from all conservation and youth corps programs that would like to be identified as a 21CSC member organization. 

The 21CSC will provide service, training, education, and employment opportunities for thousands of young Americans and veterans, while protecting, restoring, and enhancing public and tribal lands and waters as well as natural, cultural, and historical resources and treasures. 

Review the Federal Register Notice available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-01/pdf/2013-15644.pdf to see if your organization is in alignment with the 21CSC Principles and find out how to submit a letter of interest to become a 21CSC member organization.  Letters of Interest can be submitted at any time through June 30, 2014.  Contact Sara Hastings at hastings.sara@dol.gov for questions.



On October 22, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Workforce System 101: Eight New Online Training Modules Now Available!

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Do you have new employees or Workforce Investment Board members that could use a good primer about the publicly-funded workforce system? Or how about experienced employees whose jobs may have changed and need a brush-up on the system? If so, check out ETA’s eight NEW “Workforce System 101” modules, which offer the choice to learn from one of three learner perspectives. Modules include:

?         Module 1: Introduction to State and Local Workforce System Governance

?         Module 2: The Mechanics of Workforce Funding

?         Module 3: Workforce System Accountability

?         Module 4: Wagner-Peyser Act and Reemployment Services

?         Module 5: Workforce Investment Act Overview

?         Module 6: Workforce System Services for Employers

?         Module 7: Workforce System Scenario: Job Seeker

?         Module 8: Workforce System Scenario: Employer Services

Use these training courses in conjunction with your own state or local training. Save money and gain flexible training opportunities with these and other online training modules from ETA!


On October 22, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Youth with Disabilities and the Workforce Development System

Research and data show that youth with disabilities are less likely to have positive labor market outcomes and that there has been a decline in the number of these youth served by the publicly-funded workforce system over the past few years. To assist in serving this important group, the Employment and Training Administration's Disability Office created a set of 30-second trainings that encompass short, simple multiple choice questions that provide information with a resource link for further research. The trainings include:

?         How can you incorporate Strength-Based Assessment and Career Development Plan strategies?

?         What is the success rate of youth with disabilities in secondary and post-secondary education?

?         Where can you find a federal resource that has definitions and other legislation specific to serving youth with disabilities?

?         Where can states, workforce boards, youth councils and youth providers find tools and strategies to work with youth with disabilities?

?         How can WIA youth providers implement a Universal Design Approach to serve All youth including youth with disabilities?

?         How can you help provide work experience opportunities to youth with disabilities?

To learn more about these trainings as well as a number of other resources in support of Disability Awareness Month, go to the Disability and Employment Community of Practice.


On October 29, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

2014 wrec 

 

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ACF Video 


The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) will be held May 28 – 30, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

GOALS OF THE CONFERENCE

For more than 15 years, this conference has been a leading forum for researchers, practitioners, program operators, State and local administrators, Federal officials and policymakers to discuss family self-sufficiency programs and policies. Conference presentations highlight the latest findings in family self-sufficiency research, ways to incorporate findings into research design, and implementation of programs, policies and strategies for future evaluations.

The conference will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs, policies and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. This year’s conference will feature presentations on topics including:

  • TANF
  • Education, Training and Success in the Labor Market
  • Child and Youth Well-Being
  • Fatherhood, Relationships and Strengthening Families
  • Evaluating Social Programs: Building and Using Evidence
  • Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Strengthen the Safety Net

Conference presentations will feature both basic and applied research with an audience that includes researchers, practitioners, State and local administrators and policymakers.  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

OPRE invites proposals for individual presentations and for entire conference sessions. OPRE will consider the following criteria for proposals:  

  • Relevance to family self-sufficiency policy or program design and administration
  • Methodological rigor, especially through the use of experimental designs
  • Innovative approaches or new contributions to the field
  • Clarity of description

OPRE has a strong preference for presentations that highlight recent findings in empirical research, particularly research based on rigorous, experimental designs, although we will consider discussions of work in progress. Presentations that combine research findings with input from State and local practitioners are especially welcome.

OPRE may request a draft presentation or paper prior to making a final decision.

Conference sessions will be 75 minutes in length, and may consist of three presentations, two presentations and one prepared commentary or some other format. All sessions will reserve time at the end for audience questions and discussion. 

EMERGING SCHOLARS

OPRE is particularly interested in fostering the work of new and emerging scholars in the family self-sufficiency field. To support this effort, ACF will once again feature work from emerging scholars at the 2014 conference. Emerging scholars include those who are currently in graduate school or are only a few years past completing a degree. ACF will host specific opportunities to feature the work of emerging scholars, which may include paper presentations or a special poster session. Individuals who are early in their careers are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for the conference. You will denote whether you are an emerging scholar on the online proposal submission form.

SPEAKER TRAVEL

OPRE may be able to sponsor travel and lodging for a limited number of speakers, including emerging scholars. The proposal submission site includes an application for travel sponsorship. You must complete this application to be considered for travel sponsorship. OPRE cannot consider requests for travel sponsorship without a completed application. OPRE has limited travel funds and will not be able to cover travel costs for all speakers.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

All proposals must be in English. Proposals should be no more than one page in length (approximately 500 words), exclusive of biographical sketches, and should summarize the content of the presentation. If you are proposing an entire conference session, please include a title for the session along with a general description/rationale and then submit a separate proposal for each presentation to be included in the session (limit three presentations per conference session).

The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2013. 

Proposals should include:

  • Presentation title
  • As appropriate, detail on research, such as:
    • research questions addressed
    • research design implemented (e.g. experimental, quasi-experimental, econometric analysis)
    • data sources used (including the response rate for new survey data)
    • analysis methods
    • findings, including non-significant findings as appropriate
  • Relevance to conference themes
  • Completion date or estimated completion date of the study
  • When and where else the presentation has been or will be presented
  • A biographical sketch for each of the proposed presenters/discussants (no more than 150 words each)
  • Contact information for each of the proposed presenters/discussants

Please note: If research was conducted under a grant or contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or another part of the Federal government then proposals must include the date funded and stated purpose of the grant or contract as described in the Federal Register or other announcement under which the research was funded.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

1)     Please visit the Call for Proposals page of the conference website (www.wrconference.net) and fill in all required fields.

             2)     When your submission is complete, click on the “Submit” button.

All proposals must be submitted online by November 15, 2013.

QUESTIONS?

Please direct questions about conference content to Hilary Forster at Hilary.Forster@acf.hhs.gov or Erica Zielewski at Erica.Zielewski@acf.hhs.gov.

Please direct any technical questions about using the online proposal submission site or any general questions about conference logistics to wrec@esi-dc.com.

If you do not want to receive future emails about the Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, click Opt-Out.

 



On November 06, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

New Report Calls for Increased Collaboration to Reduce the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Minors

The Department of Health and Human Services plays a key role helping young victims of the commercial sex trade by raising awareness and strengthening research, according to a new report released by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

The report, commissioned by the Department of Justice, brought together experts in the medical, legal and academic fields to study the impact of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on minors in the United States.  Committee co-chairs presented their findings and recommendations September 25 at a release event hosted by Pew Charitable Trusts.

Recommendations include increased collaboration among HHS, DOJ and the Department of Education to train individuals who interact with youth to identify and assist victims and survivors.

Read the full report, or the condensed report brief, on the Institute of Medicine website. The site also features a three-minute video to introduce readers to the scope of the problem.



On November 08, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps National Council just announced its initial list of 91 member organizations through a blog on the USDA website at http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/11/07/engaging-the-next-generation-with-the-help-of-our-partners-in-conservation/.  The blog also emphasizes that this is just the initial list of member organizations and that we are looking for many more to become partners.  The link to the Federal Register notice that has instructions on how to become a member is included. Please share with organizations you believe meet the 8 21CSC principles and encourage them to send in their letters of interest.



On November 18, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

Workforce3 One

US DOL

You're Invited
Disability Employment Initiative Youth Grantee Update

Register Now
https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001323243673583394/info

Learn from the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grantees and others about how to improve services for youth with disabilities enrolled in WIA Youth Programs. This webinar will provide an overview of strategies that highlight partnerships, collaboration and service coordination across workforce and disability systems to meet the employment and training needs of youth with disabilities. Through the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, chat with peers and learn about resources.

Presenters:

?         Randi Chafkin, Manpower Analyst, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Rhonda Basha, Policy Advisor Team Lead, Youth Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy
DJ Ralston, Training &Technical Assistant Manager, National Disability Institute-Disability Employment Initiative Technical Assistance Team
Kendra Ringstmeyer, State Project Coordinator, South Dakota (SD) Disability Employment Initiative, SD Department of Labor and Regulation
Jill Foster, Employment Specialist, South Dakota (SD) Disability Employment Initiative, SD Department of Labor and Regulation

Moderator:

Adrienne Bailey, Workforce Program Specialist, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Date:

November 19, 2013

Time:

2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length:

60 minutes

Registration for this Webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

Register Now
https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001323243673583394/info

Instructions for registering

  1. Click here.
  2. Click the "Login Now" button and type in your email and password.  Then click the “Reserve Seat Now” button.  If you haven't updated your password within the past 90 days, you will be prompted to do so.  If you do not have a Workforce3 One account yet, you must create and activate an account before you can register for the webinar.  Click here to create your free account. Once you’ve created and subsequently activated your Workforce3 One account, please refer back to this email so that you may register for the free webinar.
  3. Once you have registered for the webinar event, you will receive an email with detailed instructions for accessing the webinar.  We ask that you listen to the audio portion of the live webinar via Internet Telephony (through your computer speakers). You will also be supplied with a teleconference number and access code if you must join using a telephone. If possible, we encourage you to use Internet Telephony, as we are limited in the number of teleconference lines and the more people that use Internet Telephony, the more capacity we have for those that must join using a telephone.  If anything changes and you no longer wish to attend, please go to your dashboard on https://www.workforce3one.org/ and remove your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple participants from the same location are joining the live event, we encourage you to join at one location. This will allow for a larger number of participants to attend.

System Check
Please click the following link to perform a simple system diagnostic before you attempt to join the live Webinar: Test Your System

Accessibility
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have speech disabilities and captioning would facilitate your participation in this Webinar, you can register for captioning service through the Federal Relay Conference Captioning. Please note the Federal Relay Service requires at least 48 hours notice (2 working days) to guarantee coverage. Click here for more information.

 



On November 18, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

2014 wrec 

 

 wrec_small

                             

 

                                      

 

                              

ACF Video 


Call for Proposals Deadline Extended! The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will hold the 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) May 28 – 30, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Friday, November 29, 2013. 

GOALS OF THE CONFERENCE

For more than 15 years, this conference has been a leading forum for researchers, practitioners, program operators, State and local administrators, Federal officials and policymakers to discuss family self-sufficiency programs and policies. Conference presentations highlight the latest findings in family self-sufficiency research, ways to incorporate findings into research design, and implementation of programs, policies and strategies for future evaluations.

The conference will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs, policies and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. This year’s conference will feature presentations on topics including:

  • TANF
  • Education, Training and Success in the Labor Market
  • Child and Youth Well-Being
  • Fatherhood, Relationships and Strengthening Families
  • Evaluating Social Programs: Building and Using Evidence
  • Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Strengthen the Safety Net

Conference presentations will feature both basic and applied research with an audience that includes researchers, practitioners, State and local administrators and policymakers.  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

OPRE invites proposals for individual presentations and for entire conference sessions. OPRE will consider the following criteria for proposals:  

  • Relevance to family self-sufficiency policy or program design and administration
  • Methodological rigor, especially through the use of experimental designs
  • Innovative approaches or new contributions to the field
  • Clarity of description

OPRE has a strong preference for presentations that highlight recent findings in empirical research, particularly research based on rigorous, experimental designs, although we will consider discussions of work in progress. Presentations that combine research findings with input from State and local practitioners are especially welcome.

OPRE may request a draft presentation or paper prior to making a final decision.

Conference sessions will be 75 minutes in length, and may consist of three presentations, two presentations and one prepared commentary or some other format. All sessions will reserve time at the end for audience questions and discussion. 

EMERGING SCHOLARS

OPRE is particularly interested in fostering the work of new and emerging scholars in the family self-sufficiency field. To support this effort, ACF will once again feature work from emerging scholars at the 2014 conference. Emerging scholars include those who are currently in graduate school or are only a few years past completing a degree. ACF will host specific opportunities to feature the work of emerging scholars, which may include paper presentations or a special poster session. Individuals who are early in their careers are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for the conference. You will denote whether you are an emerging scholar on the online proposal submission form.

SPEAKER TRAVEL

OPRE may be able to sponsor travel and lodging for a limited number of speakers, including emerging scholars. The proposal submission site includes an application for travel sponsorship. You must complete this application to be considered for travel sponsorship. OPRE cannot consider requests for travel sponsorship without a completed application. OPRE has limited travel funds and will not be able to cover travel costs for all speakers.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

All proposals must be in English. Proposals should be no more than one page in length (approximately 500 words), exclusive of biographical sketches, and should summarize the content of the presentation. If you are proposing an entire conference session, please include a title for the session along with a general description/rationale and then submit a separate proposal for each presentation to be included in the session (limit three presentations per conference session).

The deadline for proposals has been extended to Friday, November 29, 2013. 

Proposals should include:

  • Presentation title
  • As appropriate, detail on research, such as:
    • research questions addressed
    • research design implemented (e.g. experimental, quasi-experimental, econometric analysis)
    • data sources used (including the response rate for new survey data)
    • analysis methods
    • findings, including non-significant findings as appropriate
  • Relevance to conference themes
  • Completion date or estimated completion date of the study
  • When and where else the presentation has been or will be presented
  • A biographical sketch for each of the proposed presenters/discussants (no more than 150 words each)
  • Contact information for each of the proposed presenters/discussants

Please note: If research was conducted under a grant or contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or another part of the Federal government then proposals must include the date funded and stated purpose of the grant or contract as described in the Federal Register or other announcement under which the research was funded.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

1)     Please visit the Call for Proposals page of the conference website (www.wrconference.net) and fill in all required fields.

             2)     When your submission is complete, click on the “Submit” button.

All proposals must be submitted online by November 29, 2013.

QUESTIONS?

Please direct questions about conference content to Hilary Forster at Hilary.Forster@acf.hhs.gov or Erica Zielewski at Erica.Zielewski@acf.hhs.gov.

Please direct any technical questions about using the online proposal submission site or any general questions about conference logistics to wrec@esi-dc.com.

If you do not want to receive future emails about the Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, click Opt-Out.



On November 18, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

 

 

Across the country, a growing number of public housing authorities (PHAs) have become integral to their community's efforts to prevent and end homelessness.  This willingness to partner and engage in collaborative planning is critical to both local and national success in ending homelessness. 

 

The new USICH PHA Guidebook provides guidance and the best practices that PHAs can use to strengthen their collaborative efforts. 

 

PHAs play a critical role in providing affordable housing to extremely low-income households in their communities, and many have collaborated with community partners to plan how their resources can be used strategically to best support and align with efforts to prevent and end homelessness. For instance, partnering with a Continuum of Care, the local entity responsible for applying for HUD's Homelessness Assistance Grants, and with a Funders Collaborative to align resources and develop supportive and affordable housing, are two ways PHAs can help provide affordable housing.


However, the affordable housing resources administered by PHAs can be more effective in providing housing access and stability for people experiencing homelessness when implemented in partnership  with diverse public, private, community-based, and faith-based organizations and in conjunction with critical local initiatives and efforts to improve systems for ending homelessness. There are many types of partnerships that can help PHAs use their resources most effectively while helping people who have experienced homelessness become successful tenants and neighbors.

 

Additionally, PHAs can make changes to their policies and practices in order to increase access to their housing programs and resources by individuals and families with children experiencing homelessness. 

 

 

View the new PHA Guidebook Here 



On November 18, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

 

Please join us for a Twitter chat to discuss best practices in fatherhood, and what youth-serving programs and professionals can do to engage dads in the lives of their adolescent. We know that having a father’s positive influence is beneficial for both families and communities,[1] and that programs can make a difference when it comes to engaging fathers in their adolescents lives.[2] 

This Twitter chat, hosted by the Office of Adolescent Health (@TeenHealthGov), will enable those who work with and care about adolescents to connect with each other and learn more about why fathers are important in the lives of adolescents, best practices and tips for parenting adolescents, and what programs can do to engage all fathers – both those already involved in their adolescent’s life, and those who may not be. We’ll also discuss a range of helpful resources.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20th from 3 - 4pm ET

Co-Hosts: The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (@FatherhoodGov) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Special Guests: TBD

Hashtag: #EngagingDads
 

[1] The White House. (2012). “Promoting Responsible Fatherhood.” Retrieved October 22, 2013 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/fatherhood_report_6.13.12_final.pdf
[2] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. (1996) “Responsible Fathering: An Overview and Conceptual Framework.” Retrieved October 22, 2013 from http://fatherhood.hhs.gov/concept.htm

 



On November 26, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:

The Department of Labor recently announced an exciting grant opportunity called Youth Career Connect that will award up to $100 million in grant funds to 25 to 40 grantees using funding from H-1B fees.  In response to industry skill shortages in high-growth industries and occupations, Congress established the H-1B visa category for non-immigrants seeking work in high-skill or specialty occupations (in industries such as engineering, information technology, and health care), and imposed a user fee on employers for H-1B visa applications. 

 

The Youth Career Connect grant, due January 27, 2014, funding will provide high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on specific high-growth industries and occupations for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers.  The grants will also provide the related activities necessary to support such training in order to increase participants’ employability in H-1B in-demand industries and occupations. 

 

For more information about this grant opportunity, go to http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm, www.doleta.gov/ycc, and http://www.doleta.gov/ycc/pdf/Youth_Career_Connect_SGA_13-01.pdf



On December 17, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:


 

Secretary Perez and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited with students and staff on Dec. 4 at the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Chicago — an innovative public school that seamlessly connects high school, college and career. Students in the six-year program graduate with a no-cost Associate in Applied Science degree along with the skills and knowledge they need to continue their studies or step into well-paying jobs in the information technology industry. One thing was clear about this visit: the students at Sarah E. Goode are eager to learn. Perez heard stories from students wanting to become computer science engineers, lawyers and doctors. He saw firsthand the technology the students use, and even got a lesson from a student on using Department of Labor data in an IT class. Goode STEM Academy opened in 2012 in collaboration with IBM, the Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago and Richard J. Daley College. The academy is based on the Pathways in Technology Early College High School concept. "When you expose people to opportunity, you expand their horizons," said Perez.

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On January 07, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

JANUARY 23, 2014

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The Past, Present, & Future of Federal Government’s Commitment to

Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women

 

Hosted by the Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee

 

DATE & TIME: January 23, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

 

DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

DESCRIPTION:  Trauma affects all aspects of society, and the Federal Government is addressing this issue in some very cross-cutting ways. This webinar is the first of a three-part webinar series sponsored by the Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee. This first webinar will discuss the work of the Women and Trauma Federal Partner’s Committee; highlight the impact of the Committee’s work through an initiative launched by the Peace Corps, one of the participating agencies on the Committee; and highlight additional materials and resources.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will:

?         Better understand the scope and depth of the impact of trauma in the lives of women and girls

?         Describe the purpose of the Women and Trauma Federal Partner’s Committee

?         Identify key activities and accomplishments of the Committee

?         Understand core components of a trauma-informed approach

?         Discuss one of the many impacts of the Committee’s work through the educational initiative of the Peace Corps

?         Identify strategies to leverage the Women and Trauma Federal Partner’s Committee as a resource for their own work to address the impact of trauma and to implement trauma-informed approaches.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Policymakers; Administrators; Service Providers from health, education, workforce, justice, military, housing, emergency management, and other systems; Federal and State representatives, Employers, Stakeholders with an interest in Women and Trauma, and the general public

 

SPEAKERS:

Carol Boyer, Chair, Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee

Mary Blake, Co-Chair, Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee

Timothy Lawler, Deputy Director, VS/Counseling and Outreach Unit, Peace Corps

Claudia Kuric, Chief of Operations Support, Office of Safety and Security, Peace Corps

 

FREE REGISTRATION:  https://nasmhpd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_157379

 

You will be given the webinar link in your confirmation email after registering

 

Please prepare your system ahead of time: We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect™ in advance of the webinar to ensure access. To test your connection click on the following: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or accessing the webinar, please contact Adobe Technical Support by calling 1-800-422-3623.

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions re the webinar series, please contact Shawndell Dawson (shawndell.dawson@acf.hhs.gov), Senior Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Administration for Children and Families.

                        

If you have questions re registering for this first webinar, please contact Melanie Sutherland (melanie.sutherland@nasmhpd.org), SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care.



On February 04, 2014  Margaret Lamb said:
On February 13th, The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will host a webinar entitled: Preliminary Youth Intervention Model. The webinar will provide information on how the model is designed to inform near-term research and service strategies to achieve the goal of ending youth homelessness. This model was developed with two, complementary commitments: 1) using the best available scientific evidence from research involving youth experiencing homelessness to guide the contents of the model, and 2) incorporating a risk and protective factors perspective into understanding the diversity of youth experiencing homelessness. By incorporating risk and protective factors that interventions can affect, the model targets specific changes in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness that are known to increase the likelihood of getting the youth to positive core outcomes. The model can also be useful in helping communities conduct system- and organizational-level planning to align services to meet the priority needs of the population of youth experiencing homelessness in their specific community.

To register for the webinar, visit: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/123337303?utm_source=Council Meeting Newsletter&utm_campaign=Januar 2014 Council Newsletter&utm_medium=email.


On March 04, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

American Job Center Access 30-Second Training Series

As part of ongoing technical assistance, the Employment and Training Administration's DEI Technical Assistance Team, NDI, created a series of 30-Second Trainings that address Job Center Access. These trainings were developed for Disability Resource Coordinators and other workforce professionals to share with their Job Center staff and partners. In addition to creating the American Job Center Access 30-Second Training Series, the NDI Team also created an American Job Center Access Resource Guide that will serve as a "take-away" or desk-top resource for Job Center staff and partners. This guide contains useful information and resources found in the correct answers of the American Job Center Access 30-Second Trainings and other national, regional, state, and local resources that can support Job Center staff and partners in serving job seekers with disabilities.


On March 04, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:
My Brother's Keeper — A New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color
President Obama announced on Feb. 27 another key component of his opportunity agenda. "My Brother's Keeper" is an initiative designed to tackle disparities and expand opportunity for young men of color. As part of the announcement, foundations, businesses and others agreed to partner and help provide young men of color with mentoring, support networks, access to a good education and the skills they need to succeed. Foundations have made $150 million in investments and announced that they will invest an additional $200 million over the next five years. The Labor Department will have an active role in this initiative, already making strong investments of more than $3 billion in programs to create and strengthen ladders of opportunity, through Job Corps, YouthBuild and Workforce Investment Act Youth Programs. On MSNBC, Perez discussed the initiative and said, "I believe that everybody is gifted and talented and it is incumbent on us to work to draw out those gifts and talents. And it is all too frequently that zip code and other circumstances in life undermine your ability to tap your full potential." Perez joined the president for the announcement in the East Room of the White House.




On March 04, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:
TOP FIVE RESOURCES ON USICH.GOV (US Interagency Council on Homelessness)  

USICH's website houses an abundance of research, guidance, and tools community leaders can use to shape their policies and practices. Below are five resources visitors to the site find most useful. 

1. USICH's PHA Guidebook: This guidebook provides guidance and examples of best practices to help strengthen your PHA's collaborative efforts. 

2. Solutions Database: The USICH Solutions Database is a searchable, up-to-date source of innovative best practices from Federal, State and local levels. The database contains short profiles of important practices and programs as well as links to help users locate addition information and resources.  

3. Youth Framework: Building on the 2010 amendment to Opening Doors, the USICH Youth Framework clarifies what specifically needs to be done to prevent and end homelessness among youth by the year 2020. 

4. Family Connection: This guide contains a definition of what it means to end homelessness among families, key areas of action to meet that goal, and a variety of other resources related to ending family homelessness. 

5. Housing First Checklist: This user-friendly tool is intended to practitioners help make a basic assessment of whether and to what degree a particular housing program is employing a Housing First approach. It also features short profiles of important practices and programs, including tips for replicating information about results, and links to additional resources. 



On March 07, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) TTA Unit is pleased to share the following TTA Digest of upcoming activities in the field. To learn more about a particular event, click on the title which will link you to additional information.

 

OJJDP Funded TA Events

 

Webinars

March 13, 2014

What Everyone Who Works with Victims Needs to Know About Offenders

March 27, 2014

Essential Tools for Internet Investigations with Detective Wayne Nichols

Classroom Training

March 24, 2014

The 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse

March 24, 2014

Ohio Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women

March 25, 2014

8th Annual National Training Conference on Responding to Missing & Unidentified Persons

March 31, 2014

Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges

April 28, 2014

APSAC's Child Forensic Interview Clinic

May 14, 2014

NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

June 7, 2014

2014 National CASA Conference

June 11, 2014

APSAC's 22nd Annual Colloquium

June 16, 2014

Global Youth Justice's 9th Annual International 3-Day Training Institute

July 13, 2014

77th Annual Conference (NCJFCJ)

July 14, 2014

APSAC's Forensic Interview Training Clinic

October 25, 2014

IACP 121st Annual Conference and Exposition

December 2, 2014

Community Acceptance Program

December 2, 2014

Why Is the United States the Most Homicidal Nation in the Affluent World?

 



On March 26, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:


TwitterThis Thursday, March 27th Secretary of Labor Tom Perez will host a sit-down panel on the workforce innovation fund and discuss how the Labor Department is working with businesses to create job training partnerships. During the panel, he will be taking questions from Twitter using the hashtag #WorkforceInnovation. 

If you or your organization have a Twitter account, here are a few tweets sent out from the @USDOL Twitter account to retweet. Or, send out your own!

Please retweet:
https://twitter.com/USDOL/status/448098027430244352
https://twitter.com/USDOL/status/448490922163310592



Twitter



On March 28, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

DOL A to Z

This week's phrase is Gold Card, a resource that offers post-9/11 era veterans enhanced employment services through the American Job Center network so they can succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative, jointly administered by the department's Employment and Training Administration and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, provides job readiness assessments, career guidance, and referrals to employers and Registered Apprenticeship programs, among a host of other services.


Learn More About the Gold Card
Find an American Job Center Near You
See Alll the A-Z terms



On March 28, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Champions of Change

Nominate a Champion of Change

President Obama has challenged us all to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century.

Know someone who is doing extraordinary things to make a difference in your community? Nominate them to be a Champion of Change. We’ll consider your nominations as we feature people who are bringing about change in their communities on the White House website to share their ideas on how to win the future.

Due by noon on Friday, April 4, 2014

http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/nominate



On April 01, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:
Workforce3 One
US DOL

You're Invited to the Webinar
What's in Your Piggy Bank? Motivating Young First-Time Workers to Save


At the U.S. Department of Labor, we realize that summer youth employment is a critical element of success for young people. Our Division of Youth Services supports the workforce system to promote meaningful summer employment that helps young people develop workforce and leadership skills to get and keep good jobs, connects them to long term economic opportunity, and provides them the chance to establish good savings behavior.

This webinar will highlight Young America Saves' First-Time Workers Pilot Project which promotes saving at work for young adults, ages 16 to 24, as one effort to increase overall workplace saving. Webinar participants will learn how the summer job orientation process can be an ideal opportunity to motivate newly-hired workers to make a savings commitment, sign up for direct deposit, and open a new or use an existing bank account to save automatically, with very positive benefits.

Presenter(s):

George Barany, Director Financial Education, Consumer Federation of America
Tracy Frizzell, Executive Director, Economic Awareness Council
Eric Matheny, Senior Executive of Employment Services, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Molly Wilson, Youth Tree Team Director, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Moderator(s):Brian S. Lyght, Senior Fellow, Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Youth Services, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Dates:April 9, 2014
Times:3:30pm ET (2:30pm/Central, 1:30pm/Mountain, 12:30pm/Pacific)
Length:90 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

Instructions for registering

  1. Click here.
  2. Click the "Login Now" button and type in your email and password.  Then click the “Reserve Seat Now” button.  If you haven't updated your password within the past 90 days, you will be prompted to do so.  If you do not have a Workforce3 One account yet, you must create and activate an account before you can register for the webinar.  Click here to create your free account. Once you’ve created and subsequently activated your Workforce3 One account, please refer back to this email so that you may register for the free webinar.
  3. Once you have registered for the webinar event, you will receive an email with detailed instructions for accessing the webinar.  We ask that you listen to the audio portion of the live webinar via Internet Telephony (through your computer speakers). You will also be supplied with a teleconference number and access code if you must join using a telephone. If possible, we encourage you to use Internet Telephony, as we are limited in the number of teleconference lines and the more people that use Internet Telephony, the more capacity we have for those that must join using a telephone.  If anything changes and you no longer wish to attend, please go to your dashboard on https://www.workforce3one.org/ and remove your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple participants from the same location are joining the live event, we encourage you to join at one location. This will allow for a larger number of participants to attend.

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On April 02, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP)  Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Unit is pleased to share the following TTA Digest of upcoming activities in the field. To learn more about a particular event, click on the title which will link you to additional information. W

 

OJJDP TTA Digest

          March 31, 2014

 

OJJDP Funded TA Events

 

Webinars

April 4, 2014

Working Together: Insights from a Successful Multi-agency Collaboration

April 9, 2014

Using the OJJDP Online University

April 9, 2014

Understanding Perpetrators of Sexual Crimes Against Children

April 10, 2014

Multigenerational Childhood Sexual Victimization

April 10, 2014

Our Grant is Over – Now What? Re-Financing and Re-Directing as Real Sustainability Planning for Your FDC

April 24, 2014

Clash of the Experts: Fractures and Head Trauma in Court

April 29, 2014

Learning Activities — Making Learning Interactive

May 8, 2014

Don’t Get Fooled-The Truth About Recent Media Coverage on Abusive Head Trauma in Infants And Young Children

May 14, 2014

Expert Testimony in Human Trafficking

May 15, 2014

Child Interviewing: Update on Research and Practice

May 22, 2014

Minimizing Miscommunication in Child Forensic Interviews

May 27, 2014

Presentation Skills — Using the Body, Gestures, Voice and Visual Aids

June 6, 2014

Authority Abuse

June 11, 2014

Parent-Child Reunification after Allegations of Unfounded Sexual Abuse

June 14, 2014

Closed Doors or Welcome Mat? Opening the Way for Medical Assisted Treatment in FDC

June 24, 2014

Materials — Providing Effective Materials that Complement Presentations

June 26, 2014

Best Practices in Child Forensic Interviewing

July 10, 2014

So How Do You Know They Are Really Ready? Key Considerations for Assessing Families in Recovery for Reunification

September 11, 2014

Matching Service to Need – Exploring What “High-Risk, High-Need” Means for FDCs

Classroom Training

March 31, 2014

Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges

April 1, 2014

Equal Justice for Children: Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse

April 8, 2014

Crimes Against Children in Indian Country Conference

April 14, 2014

Blueprints Conference

April 28, 2014

APSAC's Child Forensic Interview Clinic

May 12, 2014

2014 National Cyber Crime Conference

May 20, 2014

Introduction to Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Techniques

June 7, 2014

2014 National CASA Conference

June 10, 2014

Youth in Custody Certificate Program

June 11, 2014

APSAC's 22nd Annual Colloquium

June 16, 2014

2014 Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC)

June 17, 2014

Global Youth Justice's 9th Annual International 3-Day Training Institute

June 18, 2014

2014 CJJ Annual Conference 

July 13, 2014

77th Annual Conference (NCJFCJ)

July 14, 2014

APSAC's Forensic Interview Training Clinic

July 22, 2014

Missing Children Chief Executive Officer Seminar

October 25, 2014

IACP 121st Annual Conference and Exposition

December 2, 2014

Community Acceptance Program

 



On April 03, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Workforce3 One

US DOL

You're Invited to the Webinar
Using "the Toolkit" to Improve Youth Case Management Practices

REGISTER NOW

The Toolkit for Frontline Services for Youth, affectionately known as “the Toolkit”, has been an essential resource for the public workforce system since 2007.  Many are aware of the tool but are unsure about how to effectively apply its content to improve operations. This session will pull out the hidden gems in the Toolkit and provide easy to follow tips (delivered by Regional, State and Local “Toolkit Superfans”) for putting them to use at the local level!  This webinar serves as a companion to the recent Employment and Training (ETA) webinar entitled "The Key to Effective Case Management for Youth" and to other ETA guidance specific to youth case management principles & practices. While we will re-cap the key principles of youth case management, the primary objective of this session is to teach you how to use the Toolkit’s editable training tools to enhance your team's performance and ultimately the outcomes for our young participants.

The discussion will be facilitated by Lori Crockett Harris, WIA Youth Program Lead for USDOL/ETA, Region 5 who will be joined by:

  • Scott Fromader (Education Consultant/State Youth Liaison, WI Department of Workforce Development)
  • Alice Prince (Youth Services Manager, St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment)

Date:

April 16, 2014

Time:

2:00pm ET (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length:

90 minutes

Registration for this Webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

REGISTER NOW

Instructions for registering

  1. Click here.
  2. Click the "Login Now" button and type in your email and password.  Then click the “Reserve Seat Now” button.  If you haven't updated your password within the past 90 days, you will be prompted to do so.  If you do not have a Workforce3 One account yet, you must create and activate an account before you can register for the webinar.  Click here to create your free account. Once you’ve created and subsequently activated your Workforce3 One account, please refer back to this email so that you may register for the free webinar.
  3. Once you have registered for the webinar event, you will receive an email with detailed instructions for accessing the webinar.  We ask that you listen to the audio portion of the live webinar via Internet Telephony (through your computer speakers). You will also be supplied with a teleconference number and access code if you must join using a telephone. If possible, we encourage you to use Internet Telephony, as we are limited in the number of teleconference lines and the more people that use Internet Telephony, the more capacity we have for those that must join using a telephone.  If anything changes and you no longer wish to attend, please go to your dashboard on https://www.workforce3one.org/ and remove your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple participants from the same location are joining the live event, we encourage you to join at one location. This will allow for a larger number of participants to attend.

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On April 08, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Youth CareerConnect Awards Announced

Integrating Education and Career Skills to Build America’s Workforce

WASHINGTON — Too few of America's students are meaningfully engaged in their academic experience while in high school, and many high school graduates lack exposure to learning that links their studies in school to future college and career pathways — especially in the critically important fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. President Obama has called for a comprehensive effort to rethink the high school experience for America's youth, challenging schools to scale up innovative models that personalize teaching and learning so that students stay on track to graduate with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and in careers.

President Obama has made clear that he is committed to making 2014 a year of action by taking steps — both with Congress and on his own — to expand opportunity for all Americans. As part of achieving the president's vision to prepare all students for success in post-secondary education and in a competitive workforce, the U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, has established the Youth CareerConnect grant.

This initiative encourages America's school districts, institutions of higher education, the workforce investment system, and their partners to integrate rigorous educational standards with work experiences and skills in ways that enhance instruction and deliver real-world learning opportunities for students. Across the country, 24 Youth CareerConnect awards will provide $107 million to local partnerships of local education agencies, workforce investment boards, institutions of higher education and employer partners as they re-design the teaching and learning experience for youth to more fully prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and industry-relevant education needed to get on the pathway to a successful career, including postsecondary education or registered apprenticeship.

Youth CareerConnect schools will strengthen America's talent pipeline by supporting stronger high school, postsecondary, workforce investment system, and employer partnerships that deliver:

  • Robust Employer Engagement & Work-Based Learning: Youth CareerConnect awards will provide students with the education and training that combines rigorous academic and career-focused curriculum to increase students' employability skills. Employer partners will provide work-based learning, job-shadowing, and mentoring opportunities to ensure students' learning is relevant.
  • A Focus on High-Demand Industries, Including STEM: Youth CareerConnect awards will create a pathway for students to enter high-demand industries such as information technology, health care, and other STEM-related and manufacturing fields. Grantees will ensure recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups, including girls and minorities, to expand the talent pool for these high-demand occupations.
  • Integration of Post-secondary Education and Training: Youth CareerConnect awards will enable high school students to participate in education and training that leads to credit toward a post-secondary degree or certificate and an industry recognized credential, where appropriate.

Recipients of Today's CareerConnect Awards

Today, President Obama will visit Bladensburg High School, one of three high schools included in the Prince George's County - Youth CareerConnect Program (PGC-YCCP) that is being awarded $7 million. Bladensburg offers several career academies with high school curricula aligned with college-level entrance requirements for Maryland's state university system. Through a collaborative effort with community partners, the school will expand the capacity of its Health & Biosciences Academy to better prepare more students for one of the region's highest growth industries. Students at Bladensburg who concentrate in health professions will be able to earn industry-recognized certifications in the fields of nursing and pharmacy; biomedical students will earn college credit from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Through the YCC grant program, students will have access to individualized career and college counseling designed to improve the attainment of industry-recognized credentials and preparation for college-level course work. Students will also have the ability to receive postsecondary credit while still in high school and will have access to paid work experiences with employer partners such as Lockheed Martin. Overall, the PGC-YCCP will help prepare 2,500 graduates at Bladensburg and other schools across the county to succeed academically and graduate career-ready in the high-demand fields of information technology and health care.

Additional Youth CareerConnect (YCC) award recipients include the following:

  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is receiving $7 million to build out new career academies in six high schools that will focus on health care, biotechnology, and other technology-related industries. The program is backed by funding from the Irvine Foundation. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the workforce investment system, and the Chamber of Commerce will help provide work-based learning opportunities to students, including 10,000 student summer internships.
  • The New York City Department of Education is receiving nearly $7 million to fund two new early college high schools similar to IBM PTECH models that offer associate's degrees while still in high school. The grant will also expand diesel mechanic registered apprenticeship opportunities to youth and create a dental hygienist apprenticeship in partnership with the Consortium for Worker Education and modify 10 career and technical education programs to offer college credit and counseling.
  • Clinton, S.C., is receiving a $6.8 million award to reshape three high schools to prepare students for skilled jobs in computer science and engineering. Each school will restructure its instructional calendar to expand individual learning time, work with corporate partners to design project-based learning experiences modeled on real-world challenges, and align curricula with Piedmont Technical College and Midlands Technical College so students can earn postsecondary credits and credentials before graduating.
  • The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township in Indianapolis is receiving a $7 million grant to expand its career academies in advanced manufacturing and logistics, working in partnership with Conexus, an advanced manufacturing collaborative, and EmployIndy to provide work-based learning opportunities. The grantee will also expand STEM academies, working with the National Society of Black Engineers, Women in Technology, and the Indiana Girls Collaborative to ensure these programs are resulting in a more diverse STEM workforce.
  • Jobs for the Future is receiving a $4.9 million grant to expand and implement rigorous and engaging career pathway models that take young people from 9th grade through industry credentials and an associate's degree in high-demand fields. The grant will fund pathways in three regions across Massachusetts, focusing on information technology, advanced manufacturing, and health care.
  • The Denver School District is also receiving received nearly $7 million to create and expand STEM pathways in eight schools. Students will participate in a paid internship or job shadow and complete a capstone project that demonstrates how they applied the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to their workplace-based learning experience. Denver will also work with workforce investment partners to provide career fairs and summer industry academies.

Outside Commitments to Support the Youth CareerConnect Model

  • Website for Information-sharing About CareerConnect Model Ideas: Applicants will be invited to send their applications to a website to share information on ideas for redesigning high schools in ways that build and strengthen a greater connection to work and careers — providing additional opportunities for outside funders to make new investments in these models and identify new partners. Hosted by the National Career Academy Coalition and College and Career Academy Support Network and created with funding from PG&E, this website will provide information on both funded and non-funded CareerConnect applications and it will allow interested parties to view applications by industry, occupation, geography, and other descriptors. Organizations committed to using the website to foster progress in redesigning high schools include the Rockefeller Foundation, IBM Foundation, Irvine Foundation, and the National Academy Foundation.
  • Commitments by the Irvine Foundation to Provide Additional Funding to California Winners: Following up on its commitment made at the White House's College Opportunity Summit in January, the Irvine Foundation is providing an additional $1.5 million to the funded California applications from Los Angeles and the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program. The Irvine Foundation is also willing to commit additional funding for any joint efforts among foundations to support a learning community across funded applications.
  • PG&E Commitment to Create Two New Energy Academies: In addition to committing to support the website development, PG&E is creating two new energy academies, one with Arroyo Grande High School, and another with a San Francisco Bay Area school with which they are partnering this year. PG&E will also provide a six-week paid, work-based, learning opportunity for 60-100 students to prepare them for a career in the energy and utility industry. This is a step on their path to investing $1 million in high school redesign efforts by 2016 and increasing the number of New Energy Academy programs by 50 percent, as committed to in the White House college opportunity summit.

Building on Progress

President Obama has encouraged all Americans to commit at least one year to higher education or career training and has set the ambitious goal that America will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Yet today, nearly one in in five students in America fails to graduate from high school on time and many of the students who graduate have not been adequately prepared to succeed in college and the workforce. Today's announcement of the Youth CareerConnect grant recognizes that many local districts and school leaders, as well as many of their national and local workforce partners, have been working together to provide these workplace relevant opportunities for students for quite some time, and it builds off of the collective experiences of these local partnerships. Further, this program complements additional proposals in the president's 2015 budget to ensure that all high school students graduate ready for college and career success and to help America once again lead the world in college attainment:

  • High School Redesign ($150 million). The president's budget supports a new competition at the U.S. Department of Education to support school districts and their partners as they transform high schools in innovative ways that better prepare students for college and career success. The new program will ensure that all students graduate from high school with college credit and career-related experiences or competencies, obtained through project or problem-based learning, real-world challenges, and organized internships and mentorships. Under this program, grantees would work to: (1) align academic content and instructional practices more closely with postsecondary education and careers; (2) personalize learning opportunities to support the educational needs and interests of students; (3) provide academic and wrap-around support services for those students who need them; (4) make available high-quality career and college exploration and counseling options for students after high school graduation; (5) offer multiple opportunities to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school; and (6) strategically use learning time in more meaningful ways, such as through technology, a redesigned school day or calendar, or competency-based progressions.
  • Reauthorized Perkins Career and Technical Education program ($1.1 billion). The president's budget also supports a reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Obama administration blueprint for the Perkins reauthorization proposal would strengthen alignment among secondary and postsecondary CTE programs and business and industry; create a better accountability system for improving academic outcomes, technical skills, and employability outcomes; and provide competitive funding to promote innovation and reform in CTE.

Full List of CareerConnect Grant Recipients

Grantee

City

State

Funding

Pima County

Tucson

AZ

$ 5,351,690

East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program

West Covina

CA

$ 4,499,251

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles

CA

$7,000,000

School District No. 1 in the City and County of Denver

Denver

CO

$6,999,980

Putnam County Board of Education

Eatonton

GA

$2,418,343

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission

Postville

IA

$2,784,360

Manufacturing Renaissance

Chicago

IL

$2,670,909

Metropolitan School District of Pike Township

Indianapolis

IN

$7,000,000

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Kokomo

IN

$3,273,878

Kentucky Educational Development Corporation

Ashland

KY

$ 5,520,019

Jobs for the Future, Inc.

Boston

MA

$4,867,815

Prince George`s County Economic Development Corporation

Largo

MD

$7,000,000

Independent School District 196

Rosemount

MN

$2,990,026

Independent School District #625

St. Paul

MN

$3,680,658

Anson County Schools

Wadesboro

NC

$2,247,373

Westside Community Schools

Omaha

NE

$2,647,212

Board of Education, Buffalo, NY

Buffalo

NY

$3,898,700

New York City Department of Education

New York

NY

$6,999,601

Toledo Public Schools

Toledo

OH

$3,824,281

Academia de Directores Medicos de Puerto Rico, Inc.

San Juan

PR

$2,842,834

Laurens County School District 56

Clinton

SC

$ 6,890,232

Bradley County School District

Cleveland

TN

$ 4,499,121

Colorado City Independent School District

Colorado City

TX

$3,482,704

Galveston Independent School District

Galveston

TX

$ 3,975,000

Total

$107,363,987



On April 16, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

 

 Performance Partnership Pilots

National Outreach Webcast

Monday, April 21st, 1:30PM – 3:00PM EST

Please join the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Services, and the Office of Management and Budget for an informational session and national dialogue on Performance Partnership Pilots (P3). This webcast will provide a valuable opportunity for the broader community serving disconnected youth to learn about the goals of P3 and current activities to launch the program later this year. In addition, agency leaders will solicit participants’ input on preliminary design considerations that will shape the implementation of the pilots.

The webcast will be broadcast live online. To register to participate online or in-person at the Department of Education, please send an email with your name, title, and organization to DisconnectedYouth@ed.gov no later than 5:00PM EST on Thursday, April 17.

The program will be recorded and posted on Findyouthinfo.gov for later viewing and sharing. In addition, there will be a second opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to engage in a Q & A session with national project team members. More information on the date, time, and logistics for this event is forthcoming.

About Performance Partnership Pilots

The 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Bill provides authority to the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, to enter into up to 10 Performance Partnership agreements with states, regions, localities, or tribal communities that give them additional flexibility in using discretionary funds across multiple Federal programs. States and localities that seek to participate in these pilots will commit to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth in educational, employment, and other key outcomes in exchange for this new flexibility.

The primary focus of the pilots will be providing disconnected youth with more effective supports to climb ladders of opportunity. The pilots will support innovative partnerships across local governments, non-profits, businesses and other sectors. In some cases, pilots will help propel collaborative and evidence-based work that jurisdictions already have underway. Finally, the pilots as a group will provide a valuable opportunity to learn whether this model for Federal partnership improves outcomes on the ground, and how it could be extended to other Federal programs.

To learn more about the Performance Partnership Pilots, go to: https://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/03/performance-partnership-pilots-an-opportunity-to-improve-outcomes-for-disconnected-youth/



On April 23, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Dear Colleagues: 

We are pleased to invite you to the Promise Zone Initiative Stakeholder Webinars on April 29th and April 30th.  There will be three webinars geared to various audiences: 1) Tribal; 2) Urban; and 3) Rural.  Each webinar will provide a general overview in addition to the tailored presentation per the audience.   To participate, please see the details outlined below, and please distribute via your networks where you believe there is interest.  

Promise Zones Initiative Stakeholder Webinars

President Obama has outlined a bold agenda to a make our nation a magnet for jobs, equip Americans with the skills to do these jobs, give a high quality education to all children and ensure that hard work leads to a decent living.  In short, the President is working to expand opportunity for all.  A child’s zip code should never determine her destiny; but today, the neighborhood she grows up in impacts her odds of graduating high school, her health outcomes, and her lifetime economic opportunities.

The President is committed to partnering with local leaders to give them proven tools to ensure that hard work leads to a decent living for every American and in every community.  The Promise Zone Initiative is part of the President’s plan to collaborate with and invest in communities—whether they are urban, rural or tribal designees—to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety.

 Please join us for an interactive webinar that will give you the information you need to know about the Promise Zone Initiative. Topics will include:

  • The public comment period for the second round of application
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Best practices from the first round
  • Timeline for the second round
  • Details on the President’s Promise Zone Budget Proposal

There will also be time at the end of the webcast for questions and answers.

Promise Zone Initiative Stakeholder Webinar (TRIBAL)

April 29, 2014, Tuesday

2:00-3:00p.m.  EST (please adjust for your local time)

Please RSVP here to receive the TRIBAL webinar link

 

Promise Zone Initiative Stakeholder Webinar (URBAN)

April 29, 2014, Tuesday

3:30-4:30 p.m.  EST (please adjust for your local time)

Please RSVP here to receive the URBAN webinar link.    

 

Promise Zone Initiative Stakeholder Webinar (RURAL)

April 30, 2014, Wednesday

3:00-4:00 p.m.  EST (please adjust for your local time)

Please RSVP here to receive the RURAL webinar link.    

RSVPs for all three webinars are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014.  Webinar links will be sent out on Monday, April 28, 2014. 

Presenters

Max Finberg (RURAL Webinar)

Senior Advisor and Coordinator, StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Valerie Piper (all 3 webinars) 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Leslie Wheelock (TRIBAL Webinar)

Director of Tribal Relations

U.S. Department of Agriculture

This webinar is off the record and not for press purposes.   

For your information, below is the information about the NOTICE that was published in the Federal Register last week:

Draft Second Round Promise Zone Application Materials Posted for Public Comment

A second round of Promise Zone designations is planned to open for solicitation in 2014.  A minimum of five and up to fifteen designations will be made in this round.   By the end of 2016, 20 Promise Zone designations are expected.

On April 17, 2014, the Department of Housing and Urban Development published a Notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed selection process and criteria for the second round of the Promise Zone initiative.  The public comment period closes on Monday, June 16, 2014.

To learn more about the Promise Zone Initiative, please go to: https://www.onecpd.info/promise-zones.  To provide written comments on the proposed selection process and criteria, please go to:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/pdf/2014-08772.pdf.  

We will review all written comments and take them into account as we finalize the Second Round Application so that the initiative can support other communities more effectively in future years. 

Promise Zone Initiative

The Promise Zone Initiative is part of President Obama’s plan to partner with and invest in communities to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety. 

On January 8, 2014, the President announced the first five Promise Zones.  They are located in: San Antonio, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles, California; Southeastern Kentucky; and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. 

These five Promise Zones include urban, rural, and tribal designees that will benefit from grant preferences, assistance in accessing resources and access to on-the-ground federal partners to help them implement their economic and community development goals. 

If you have questions or need additional information, please email us at: promisezones@hud.gov



On April 28, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

 

Workforce3 One

US DOL

You're Invited to the Webinar
Performance Partnership Pilots National Q & A Session

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Please join the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Corporation for National and Community Services, and the Office of Management and Budget for a question and answer session on Performance Partnership Pilots (P3). On this webinar, the P3 agency leaders and staff will answer questions about the preliminary design considerations for P3.

This session is a follow-up to the P3 National Outreach Webcast that was held on April 21st where stakeholders with an interest in serving and improving outcomes for disconnected youth learned about the goals of P3 and current activities. As a part of the web cast, federal leaders solicited participants’ input on preliminary design considerations that will shape the implementation of the pilots. To provide feedback and comments on the preliminary design considerations as presented in the webcast, please email: disconnectedyouth@omb.eop.gov.

Please feel encouraged to share this invitation with colleagues in your organization and networks.

A recording of the P3 National Outreach Webcast is available for viewing at this EdStream link.

Moderator(s):

Sara Hastings, Workforce Development Analyst, Division of Youth Services, Employment and Training Administration

Dates:

April 30, 2014

Times:

4:00pm ET (3:00pm/Central, 2:00pm/Mountain, 1:00pm/Pacific)

Length:

60 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

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On April 28, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

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Tell Us About Your Career Pathways System: DOL, ED and HHS Release Request for Information

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The Departments of Education (ED), Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) want to hear from YOU about the development of high-quality career pathways systems. The three agencies have released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as in State, regional, tribal, and local areas. This webinar provides an overview of the Career Pathways RFI and provides instructions on how to respond.

This RFI marks the first time that the Departments are jointly collecting and analyzing information; a process that we believe will yield important insights on: (1) benefits of and challenges to aligning diverse funding streams, programs, and stakeholders around career pathway systems; and (2) the current and potential future use of career pathways systems to help at risk populations gain skills and access the middle class.

In addition, the joint analysis will generate essential information that will inform policy development and the next generation of investments and technical assistance by providing us with greater clarity on the catalysts and obstacles to career pathways systems development.

For more information on the RFI and federal agency collaboration on career pathways, please visit https://learnwork.workforce3one.org/ or access the RFI directly in the April 23, 2014 Federal Register.

Presenter(s):

Eric Seleznow, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Career Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Human Services


Moderator:

Alicia Bolton, Policy Analyst, Office of Career Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Dates:

May 1, 2014

Times:

2:00pm ET (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length:

75 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

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On April 30, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

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Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) Program Refocusing-Front-line American Job Center Staff

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This webinar will give state and local workforce leaders and frontline American Job Center (AJC) staff information and resources to help implement the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service’s (VETS) recently issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 19-13: The Jobs for Veterans' State Grants (JVSG) Program Reforms and the Roles and Responsibilities of AJC Staff Serving Veterans and TEGL No. 20-13: Designation of Additional Population of Veterans Eligible for Services from the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist – Veterans Ages 18 to 24.   

This webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the JVSG refocusing and highlights of the major provisions of TEGL No.19-13 and TEGL No. 20-13;
  • Further clarification about staff roles and responsibilities;
  • Additional information about the implementation timeline;
  • Information about technical assistance resources; and
  • An opportunity to submit questions.  

Participants are encouraged to take the training “Preparing Veterans for Meaningful Careers” being offered through the National Veterans' Training Institute (NTVI) on this topic (http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/home/homePage.htm); all AJC staff can access this training.  Information on this training and other resources can be found at ETA's Veterans' Priority Community of Practice.

Introductions:

Terry Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration

Presenters:

Ruth Samardick, Director of National Programs, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
Lawrence Burns, Chief of the Adult Performance Unit, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration


Moderator:

Kathy Tran, Division Chief, Office of Policy Development and Research, Employment and Training Administration

Dates:

May 8, 2014

Times:

2:00pm ET (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length:

90 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

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On May 13, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

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wif

You're Invited to the Webinar
Advancing System Alignment and Career Pathways Innovations

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Join us for the second installment of the Eye On the Workforce Innovation Fund Stakeholder Engagement Series. This national webinar examines Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grantees' emerging system alignment and career pathways innovations.

Join DOL Secretary Thomas E. Perez (invited), ETA Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Seleznowand several featured WIF grantees: City and County of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Boards, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and Workforce Central of Washington State for a robust discussion on innovation and the workforce system.

WIF Grantee Presenter(s):

Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager, Economic and Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles
David Tremblay, Administrator, State Workforce Investment Office, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Linda Nguyen, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Central, Washington State

Moderator(s):

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor (invited)
Eric Seleznow, ETA Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration

Dates:

June 4, 2014

Times:

2:00pm ET (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length:

60 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

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On May 27, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

As part of the Department of the Interior’s ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors and the President's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $6.7 million in grants to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities at 43 projects on public lands across the country – a 60 percent increase over last year’s funding.

The grants, the latest in the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) and expand employment opportunities for young people and veterans, will provide jobs resulting in paid conservation work experiences for more than 620 youth on public lands, as well as fund materials, transportation and other related supplies. These projects will also support approximately 1,550 volunteers working on public lands.

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps is a national collaborative effort to put America’s youth and returning veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing America’s great outdoors. Groundwork Denver, Inc., for example, will provide 38 low-income urban youth with natural resources education, training and mentorship through work at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver—a unit of Interior’s National Wildlife Refuge System—and USDA’s Pike National Forest. The youth will improve bison and prairie dog habitat, restore native species of plants and remove invasive species.

The 43 projects announced today are receiving a total of more than $6.7 million. They are being funded through the America’s Great Outdoors: Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists, a competitive grant-matching program launched in December 2011 in conjunction with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Through the program, a total of $1.9 million in federal funds is being leveraged into the $6.7 million to support youth across the country. In addition to providing work for youth, the grants facilitate volunteer opportunities for youth and adult mentors.

The land management agencies participating in the NFWF Next Generation program include Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The National Park Service and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) also are partners in some projects.

The 43 projects are diverse in work experiences and in locations. The conservation work provides training while helping resources ranging from a wildlife refuge in Hawaii, to a national forest in Alaska, to New York City beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy, to a California national park where youth help with recovery of the condor.

Urban projects include conservation career training in city parks such as those that are part of the “Greening of Detroit.” In Nevada, projects include work on an historic trail near Hoover Dam, an American Indian reservation and abandoned farmlands.

One landscape-level watershed restoration project in Oregon spans 6,800 square miles in eight counties and will employ more than 60 young adults in restoring native plants. Partners in this project include multiple federal and state agencies, watershed councils, land trusts, schools and communities.

A list of the 43 projects can be found HERE.

 



On August 01, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

April of this year, Federal agencies launched the P3 initiative with a webcast and a follow-up National Q and A webinar and released the P3 Consultation Paper.  The consultation paper was intended as a background document for stakeholder engagement sessions related to P3 and provides context and proposes some initial design considerations related to the Federal objectives in implementing P3.  The paper also offers key questions that can be used to facilitate discussions that can confirm, refine, or challenge potential design elements and offer responsible alternatives  Additionally, the Federal agencies  received a number of questions and comments on P3 and, in response, developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.  This document serves as a supplement to the consultation paper and shares with the field some changes and clarifications to Federal agencies’ initial design for P3 implementation.  These FAQs represent Federal agencies’ current planning and are subject to further decisions that will be reflected in later updates, as well as in the solicitation notice and application package.   As the Federal agencies work to develop the design for P3 implementation, stakeholders are encouraged  to send feedback, questions, and letters of interest to disconnectedyouth@omb.eop.gov. To obtain additional information  and view other P3 resources, visit:  http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/youth-topics/reconnecting-youth/performance-partnership-pilots.



On August 01, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education published a request in the July 31 Federal Register seeking comments on the implementation of Performance Partnership Pilots  (P3) for Disconnected Youth.  The pilots will offer a unique opportunity for States, localities, and tribes to test innovative, cost effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth.  To view the Federal Register Notice, visit:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-18077.pdf.  Deadline:  Comments due by August 7.



On September 11, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:

Newly released information regarding Performance Partnership Pilots (P3), which were authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (the Act) to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth is now available.

 New Information

 There are a few updates on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Look for the “Updated” banner for more information. 

Added are two “Additional Presentations” that have been made on the P3. These presentations reiterate the initial design considerations for the P3 outlined in the Consultation Paper.

 As one of the updated FAQs notes, it is anticipated a release the P3 solicitation in early fall. So, stay tuned to FindYouthInfo.gov for all your P3 information.



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