JFF Building Equitable Pathways Resource Hub
What is the resource?
Jobs for the Future (JFF) is an organization focused on accelerating the alignment and transformation of the American workforce and education systems to ensure access to economic advancement for all. In a call for collaboration among school district leaders, intermediary organizations, and state policymakers on equitable pandemic recovery, JFF created the Building Equitable Pathways resource hub to share resources, ideas and insights on how to build equitable pathways for young people across different systems and spaces.
Why it 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.
JFF’s Building Equitable Pathways resource hub contains guides, research reports, and webinar recordings focused around five key areas: connect the unemployed to opportunities, build an equitable economic recovery, mobilize corporate leadership, drive technology innovation, and reimagine education and workforce development. As a starting point, check out their five-part webinar series, 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.