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    Posted 6/13/2017 1:49 PM by Lisa Reddy

    Timing is Everything
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    Posted 5/15/2017 3:25 AM 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 3:45 PM 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.
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    Posted 3/9/2017 7:14 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 4:05 PM by Lisa Reddy
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    Posted 1/9/2017 3:28 PM 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 1:28 PM 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:
  • Posted 11/18/2016 7:57 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Today is Youth Focused. Please share what your programs are doing around Registered Apprenticeship. Also, check out our great stories and resources below.
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    Posted 11/8/2016 8:52 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Many YouthBuild programs depend largely on one or two funding sources, which makes it challenging to sustain the program for long-term growth. Programs can be at risk of having to reduce services or even having to close when major sources of funding are lost.  Successful YouthBuild programs have diversified funding sources and have established solid partnerships with other local community-based organizations that provide similar services.
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    Posted 10/7/2016 12:17 PM by Lisa Reddy
    The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Role of Career One-Stops