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WIOA Implementation Project: Since passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014, NYEC has served as a key source of information for the field on WIOA regulations, and for the Department of Labor on the progress of WIOA implementation. This includes partnering with the National Skills Coalition, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Data Quality Campaign (DQI), and the Young Invincibles on webinars, conference presentations, and Capitol Hill briefings.

 

Opportunity Week 2016: NYEC has for decades run a popular annual Members Forum that generally draws over 100 participants. In 2016 year the Forum is part of a week of events related to opportunity youth, in partnership with the Opportunity Youth Network, Youth Transition Funders Group, and Boys and Men of Color Strategy Group, to create a weeklong series of convenings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, funders, and community organizers to advance conversations about youth employment, juvenile justice reform, and racial justice.

 

Peer Learning Networks: In June NYEC launched two Peer Learning Networks (PLN), intimate learning communities for practitioners. One lifts up promising service delivery strategies; another is a space to share effective practices for reaching and recruiting opportunity youth. A third PLN, run in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership, will tackle improving services for opportunity youth with disabilities.

 

Campaign for Youth: NYEC works with the Center for Law and Social Policy to raise the profile of youth issues in the presidential campaign, including developing a comprehensive youth-policy roadmap for the next administration.

 

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