Opportunity News: Florida’s Opportunity Crisis

Opportunity Nation   •  
Each week, Opportunity Nation shares key stories that explore opportunity-related issues in powerful, provocative ways. Many of these articles and op-eds include new data and research on key economic, educational, social and civic factors that affect upward mobility and community well-being.

MDC and Building Community Partnerships

Russell Krumnow   •  
Opportunity Nation is thrilled to welcome MDC to our coalition. After identifying leaders in the community, MDC works with them to create effective and sustainable programs for change.

President Obama announces $100 million in Youth CareerConnect Grants

Melanie Anderson   •  
In a new effort to ensure more high school students are prepared for 21st century jobs that require higher levels of skills and training and to address the growing skills gap facing employers, President Obama has announced a new $100 million competitive grant program that will be overseen by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.

The American Workplace Today and the Failure to Launch

Liz Sarley   •  
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and The Generations Initiative have co-released Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation. This new report examines labor force participation, employment and income of young adults in their 20s and older adults in their 50s, 60s and 70s between 1980 and 2012.

2013 Opportunity Index Launch Kicks Off

This month, Opportunity Nation and Washington Monthly co-hosted a series of dynamic briefings in Washington DC, Boston and New York.

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