Our new blog series looks at what works to help first-generation students transition to the workforce...
This KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation adds more data to the assertion that where a child’s family is from and where...
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[COMMENTARY] Mayor de Blasio may be vying for the title of “educational access” mayor in NYC, but he remains silent on issues that would...
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With the JJDPA undergoing reauthorization, new approaches have been suggested in order to insure that all youth, including girls and young women, get...
Check out these amazing young people empowering their peers to make decisions on drug use based on facts, not peer pressure.

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Anna Wong at the W. Haywood Burns Institute explains how the JJDPA bill is improving racial disparities within incarceration rates.
A young member of the National Council of Young Leaders shares his thoughts on My Brother’s Keeper, a new federal initiative to support young men of color.
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Josh Rovner explains the startling disparities between how frequently black and white teenagers encounter the juvenile justice system.
SparkAction and Demo’s First to Finish College team spoke with several experts working with first gens to discuss what they felt was critical to ensure a ...
In New York and San Francisco, a nonprofit is quietly helping thousands of first-generation college students finish college and start promising careers.    
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In a room full of friends, peers, and supporters, 19 talented YouthBuild members came together as one to celebrate their work growth with YouthBuild USA. This year ...
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