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General Purposes

National Youth Employment Coalition

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $375,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The coalition was founded in 1979 and currently represents 244 member organizations. It serves as a leading organization on youth policy; a voice for the needs of poor, disconnected youth; a leader in efforts to improve the way in which young people are prepared for careers; a forum for informing federal, state and local workforce policy; and a champion for the highest standards of practice.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include promoting high-quality programming; advocating for effective policies; investing in leadership development; and addressing organizational development in the areas of governance, funding, membership and diversity. Activities will include determining how to take the Promising Effective Programs Network (PEPNet) to the next level of acceptance and utilization among policymakers and practitioners; mobilizing and expanding its membership base and continued collaboration with advocates from education, juvenile justice and foster care; and launching regional academies to convene leaders from specific communities.Accomplishments during the past three years included organizing an annual event to recognize programs that meet the standards outlined in PEPNet; publishing an electronic legislative newsletter; initiating a two-day policy forum for members; and offering the New Leaders Academy to update practitioners and mid-level public managers on new policies.