Third Sector and The Annie E. Casey Foundation are working with states in the South and Southwest, among other communities, to address post-secondary education and workforce barriers for youth and young adults. We're working with committees comprised of state government agencies, workforce boards, and community colleges to develop new flexible and sustainable public funding plans for services that result in educational credential attainment, job placement, and/or wage progression for youth and young adults. Third Sector's work will integrate state data and various funding sources to empower state committees and meet community needs while addressing racial inequities and persistent barriers to postsecondary education and workforce services.
Engaged states include: Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. The engagement is supported by The Casey Foundation's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) and Research Evaluation Evidence and Design (REED).