Partnering with Local Workforce Investment Boards to Grow Your Programs Telephone Workshop
On April 14, 2009 The California Afterschool Network hosted a telephone workshop providing strategies for after school program partnership with local workforce programs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides $1.2 billion to the states for youth activities under the Workforce Investment Act, including 188.6 million dollars for youth employment. Partnering with Workforce investment boards can be a successful to recruit youth to staff after school and summer programs at little cost. Partnership with local workforce investment boards can also be a long-term sustainability strategy for after school and summer programs. This strategy also allows after school programs the possibility to offer older youth meaningful employment and successful career pathways.