Resources to strengthen partnerships for equitable pathways

What Is The Resource?:  Jobs for the Future (JFF) is an organization focused on creating economic advancement for all by driving changes to educational and employment systems. JFF has created a Building Equitable Pathways resource hub, a rich repository of resources for school district leaders, intermediary organizations, and state policymakers on how to build equitable pathways for young people across different systems and spaces.

Why This Matters: Creating equitable pathways for young people requires intentional design and collaboration across educational and employment sectors. School district leaders are often challenged by limited resources and are now recovering from a year of pandemic-related disruptions and crisis planning. Partnership with others, like intermediary organizations, may be critical for school districts to extend their resources and re-focus on supporting young people in their educational and career journeys.

What’s Inside: JFF’s Building Equitable Pathways resource hub contains guides, research reports, and webinar recordings. As a starting point, check out their recent webinar series, aimed at intermediary organizations, which brought together JFF and seven leading intermediary organizations to share ideas about how to develop more equitable career and college pathways for Black and Latino youth and young people experiencing poverty. The five-part series focused on topics like scaling impact; leveraging labor market data to create greater equity in career pathways; and re-imagining how to engage with employers.

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