Take 5: “Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up” and more


Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

    1. Boston Magazine: Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up “Nearly 7 million young Americans lack the skills or education to get a job that will pull them out of poverty. But with the formation of the nonprofit Year Up, Gerald Chertavian has created a solution that’s steering thousands of low-income young adults into Fortune 500 companies. What comes next may change your ideas about higher education.” New Profit is a proud funder of Year Up.
    2. St. Louis Public Radio: KIPP Concentrates On New Schools, Not Turnarounds “KIPP Victory, which expects to open with 220 students in kindergarten and first grade, will be the second location for the highly regarded nationwide charter school operator, following the opening of KIPP Inspire, a middle school, in 2009 in south St. Louis. KIPP plans three elementary and three middle schools in the next several years. A high school could come later; all of the schools will be sponsored by Washington University.” New Profit is a proud funder of KIPP.
    3. CBS: ‘College Possible’ Makes Prom A Possibility For 250 Teens College Possible, an organization whose main mission is to help students from low-income families earn a college degree made prom possible for hundreds of students in Minnesota. “The non-profit organized a dress giveaway at its headquarters in St. Paul, where 250 young ladies signed up to pick out a dress, along with accessories and shoes.” New Profit is a proud funder of College Possible.
    4. New York Times: Obama Announces Grants to Schools to Integrate Work Experiences President Obama spoke at Bladensburg High School in Maryland, one of three schools in Washington’s Maryland suburbs that received a grant for implementing innovative education programs. 
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.
    5. Opportunity Nation Blog: CTE News: The Perkins Modernization Act of 2014 “Opportunity Nation is thrilled that a new bipartisan bill designed to improve Career and Technical Education (CTE) was introduced yesterday by Congressmen Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). This is an important first step in the fight for quality career and technical education for our youth. Check out our letter that thanks the Congressmen for their bipartisan legislation. The Opportunity Nation coalition has long advocated the expansion of high-quality career and technical education because young Americans need higher levels of skills than ever before in order to secure jobs that lead to economic mobility and security.” America Forward is a proud member of The Opportunity Nation Coalition
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