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Opinion: I’m a big advocate of mentorship. Here’s a sample of things I tell college students.

By Inez González Perezchica, The San Diego Union-Tribune Education is the path toward upward social mobility. Yet, it is education plus social class that may determine the type of job a person is able to get after graduating from college. Obtaining a college degree is simply not enough to ensure that first-generation college students are […]

[Webinar] Fueling A Relationship Movement: Workplace Mentoring and Sustaining Young Employees

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Can social capital promote work readiness in opportunity youth? New study has answers

Boat, A. A., Syvertsen, A. K., & Scales, P. C. (2021). The role of social capital in promoting work readiness among opportunity youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 131, 106270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106270 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Measure of America (a Social Science Research council program) discovered that roughly one in nine American youth between sixteen […]

Reporting for work where you once reported for probation

By Ted Alcorn, The Atlantic  Where mistrust between communities and law enforcement runs high, can people with criminal histories bridge the gap? One afternoon in October, Abdul Malik was sitting just inside the entrance of a New York City Probation Department building in the South Bronx when he recognized a young man coming in and […]