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Trump, Congress Have Yet to Fill Top Jobs at Youth Serving Federal Agencies

According to the Washington Post’s database of executive branch nominees, the Trump administration has either announced or formally nominated 369 people for Senate-confirmed jobs. Of those, 208 have been confirmed. But Trump has not even put forth a name to lead some of the agencies that oversee most federal spending on youth.


Federal My Brother’s Keeper Grants Announced by CNCS

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will fund $24 million in grants as part of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which is aimed at improving the academic and social outcomes of young black men.

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AmeriCorps Partnerships Funding: Coming Soon

Apparently it’s not your grandmother’s AmeriCorps program over there at the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS)! The agency just issued a request for proposals to use AmeriCorps slots to provide lawyers and paralegals willing to help with legal proceedings for unaccompanied minors (if you haven’t turned the news on, we have a lot more of them now).


Complete Analysis of Youth Services Funding in Obama’s 2015 Budget

President Barack Obama submitted his budget for fiscal year 2015 yesterday, including billions of dollars in funding for youth services related to child welfare, juvenile justice, job training and education. Readers can access the Chronicle of Social Change‘s complete chart of the youth services spending by clicking here.