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  • Classroom project
    Posted 10/10/2017 3:27 PM by Lisa Reddy
     
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    Posted 9/19/2017 11:20 AM by Lisa Reddy

    As September marks the start of yet another grant class of YouthBuild grants, it seems like a good time for us to provide a refresher on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the requirements it places on YouthBuild grantees.

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    Posted 8/15/2017 3:12 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Achieving strong programmatic outcomes begins with recruitment.  Getting the right young people in the door – those individuals ready and excited to take full advantage of YouthBuild’s opportunities, with the readiness, determination and fortitude to overcome challenges and change their lives – is fundamental to realizing strong long-term outcomes.  Doing so requires a strategic approach which is data and goal driven, and supports the full programming cycle.
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    Posted 6/13/2017 9:49 AM by Lisa Reddy

    Timing is Everything
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    Posted 5/14/2017 11:25 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Case Management: Keeping YouthBuild Participants and Staff Focused on Teaching, Learning, and Positive individual and Community Empowerment

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    Posted 4/11/2017 11:45 AM by Lisa Reddy
      “Community service and youth leadership are core aspects of the YouthBuild model.” -2017 YouthBuild Funding Opportunity Announcement Youth leadership is a key component of the YouthBuild model for very good reason.
  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 3/9/2017 2:14 PM by Lisa Reddy
    The process for how YouthBuild staff will document participant eligibility, track progress, and document participant outcomes should be created and shared within the team before any participant enrollments occur. YouthBuild staff are required to document both participant eligibility and all performance outcomes that occur during the participant’s time in the program and in the first 12 months after program exit. 
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    Posted 2/14/2017 11:05 AM by Lisa Reddy
     
  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 1/9/2017 10:28 AM by Lisa Reddy

    Whether you are in the second or third year of your YouthBuild grant, or are just beginning to implement program services under your 2016 award, meeting the match requirement necessitates a thorough understanding of the definition of match as well as clarity on allowable and unallowable costs.

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    Posted 12/19/2016 8:28 AM by Lisa Reddy
    According to a survey on adverse childhood experiences by the National Survey of Children’s Health, “almost half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma.” As YouthBuild practitioners, you’ve seen this first hand in your programs. Note the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s definition of trauma: