The SSRC collaborated with Georgetown University on two webinars: (1) Connecting Opportunity Youth to Education and Employment and (2) The Role of Child Care Subsidies in the Lives of Low-Income Children.
Connecting Opportunity Youth to Education and Employment explored research on assisting opportunity youth with obtaining the education, services, and work experience they need to become self-sufficient as they transition to adulthood. Opportunity youth are young people ages 16-24 who are disconnected from work or school. Speakers from MDRC, Georgetown University, and the Gateway to College National Network discussed research-based strategies for serving opportunity youth. Dr. Harry Holzer, Mr. Nick Mathern, and Ms. Farhana Hossain co-presented on the subject. Ms. Venessa Marks moderated the discussion. This webinar was held in February 2016.
During The Role of Child Care Subsidies in the Lives of Low-Income Children, SSRC Emerging Scholar Dr. Anna Johnson discussed child care subsidies, a key work support designed to promote self-sufficiency among low-income families. Dr. Johnson highlighted the potential of the child care subsidy program to serve not just parental employment goals but also to enhance low-income children's development and preparedness for school. Ms. Gayle Hamilton served as the Discussant, and Dr. Kristin Moore moderated the discussion. This webinar was held in May 2016.
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