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Opening Career Pathways: Developing Sector Strategies to Position Low-Income Youth for Careers in High-Demand Sectors

YouthBuild USA

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $237,500
  • Grant Period September 1, 2013–October 31, 2014
  • Location Roxbury, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will provide support to YouthBuild USA to continue to align education and sector-based strategies to provide students in its network access to advanced opportunities in high-demand occupations. Through this project, the grantee has worked with 11 affiliate programs in Los Angeles and New York in developing: focused articulation agreements with six community colleges, certification training pathways, and placement and apprenticeship opportunities for students in the construction and healthcare industries. Over the past year, 781 students enrolled in this focused career development effort with 584 completing, 385 earning industry certifications, and 468 moving into entry-level employment and/or further postsecondary opportunities. Recommended support will enable the grantee to deepen and expand its education and sector-based activities to 25 affiliate programs across five regions.