Disconnected Girls Series: Creating Pathways to Opportunity
In this policy series, together with our project partners, the National Crittenton Foundation and the Human Rights Project for Girls, we are examining how to improve the way in which public systems serve marginalized girls. We are gathering experts in the field, advocates, policymakers, service providers, and girls themselves to discuss four main topics: the integration of services and support for young mothers; gender-responsive juvenile justice reform; the domestic sex trafficking of American girls; and improving education and workforce opportunities for low-income girls.
On June 19, 2014, we partnered with the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to host a conference, "Equity in Schools: The Future of School Discipline." The keynote address was delivered by Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and panels examined the need for implementing the new disciplinary guidelines jointly released by the US Departments of Education and Justice; the importance of implementing a trauma-informed approach in schools; the unique needs of marginalized girls of color; and the potential of private-public partnerships.
Workforce and Education Policy Series
In 2011, the Center on Poverty partnered with the National Skills Coalition to examine state innovations in workforce policy and practice, assessing what is known about the effectiveness of these programs, and exploring strategies for the potential continuation of these and other innovations in the current economic and political environment.
In 2012, together with The College Board, we are examining the integration of Common Core State Standards and Career Technical Education, and how states can develop rigorous career technical education and work-based learning programs.