Office of Family Assistance: Weekly Newsletter Feb. 1, 2017

Webinar: Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency through TANF and WIOA 2gen Partnership, February 16, 2017

This webinar, part of the Administration for Children and Families’ Advancing Family Economic and Social Well-Being webinar series, will highlight specific strategies that two states are using to leverage Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support two-generation (2gen) efforts. These field innovations, model practices, and research and systems changes are achieving positive outcomes for both parents and their children.  Presenters from Maryland and Washington will discuss how WIOA state planning and 2gen efforts have resulted in improved policies, collaboration, and outcomes for TANF families. The webinar is scheduled for February 16, 2017, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

Work-Based Learning for Youth at Risk: Getting Employers on Board, December 2016

This paper from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Library examines the potential of work-based learning programs. These programs may provide a bridge into careers, and their benefits are especially notable for youth at risk, or those most likely to face obstacles in accessing jobs and educational opportunities. This paper highlights tools to help attract employers to work-based learning programs, with an emphasis on youth at risk.

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