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Workforce Development for Chicago’s Youth

By Emily Engel The definition of ‘workforce development’ is broad, and there are many programs that focus on the different aspects of the field. Recently, CDPS posted two workforce-focused blogs: (1) Workforce Development for the Next Generation: Early Childhood Education … Continue reading

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Investing in America’s Workforce

By Jason Keller On May 30, 2017, CDPS blogged about the final revisions to the Interagency Questions and Answers regarding Community Reinvestment. That blog focused on changes to the definition of community development, specifically the references to workforce development or … Continue reading

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Workforce Development for the Next Generation: Early Childhood Education

By Emily Engel Workforce development, long thought to be the purview of community colleges and other vocational programs increasingly extends into early childhood education and elementary school. In fact, many practitioners today believe that workforce development and early childhood education … Continue reading

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The Workforce Development Challenges of Returning Citizens: A Simulation from Mitchellville, Iowa

By Marva Williams Iowa, like many other states has a growing prison population. In 1991, the state had roughly 4,500 inmates. By 2016, the number of prisoners had grown by 85 percent to about 8,300. Reducing recidivism in Iowa is a … Continue reading

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Highlights from the “Post-Secondary Education Option” panel at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Community Development Conference

Earlier this month, the Kansas City Federal Reserve hosted a community development conference: “Exploring Prominent Issues in Financial Resiliency and Mobility in Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) Communities.” The conference took a fresh look at a variety of issues that affect … Continue reading

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