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Reports Explore Helping Young Parents Juggle Work and School

Two reports funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explore the benefits and challenges that young parents experience when they are working while in school or training. The publications, released by the Urban Institute, highlight the need for policies and programs that help young parents manage their busy schedules and afford their educations.

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As part of Generation Work™, the Annie E. Casey Foundation is investing in five partnerships — in Cleveland, Hartford, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Seattle — to explore new ways of helping young people gain the knowledge and experience needed to secure jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. This post focuses on Hartford, Connecticut.

Building Paths to Economic Opportunity

Video: Opening Doors for America's Young People

Millions of U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working. We and others are seeking ways to reconnect these young people to educational and job opportunities, creating the next generation of workers and parents.

Video: Partnering With Community Colleges

Based on a nationally recognized model, the Maryland Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program helps adults complete college occupational programs and earn credentials, training them for jobs and careers and developing skills for life.

Video: Removing Obstacles to Employment

Through social enterprises, California nonprofit REDF is creating jobs and opportunities for people who face some of the greatest barriers to finding work.