Improving outcomes for New York City's disconnected youth: lessons from the implementation of the Young Adult Literacy program

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Author: Hossain, Farhana; Terwelp, Emily


In 2008, New York City's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) launched the Young Adult Literacy (YAL) program to improve the academic and work-readiness skills of youth who are not in school, do not have a job, and have very low literacy skills. In fiscal year 2013, eight community-based organizations and the city's three public library systems operated the program at 17 sites, with oversight from the Department of Youth and Community Development. The YAL program targets 16- to 24-year-old young adults who read at the fourth- through eighth-grade levels, and serves them until they are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Numeracy; Evaluation; Disadvantaged; Employment

Keywords: Youth at risk; Youth program; Skill development; Program evaluation; Educationally disadvantaged; Unemployed; Employability

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [New York, New York]: MDRC, 2015

Physical description: xii, 91 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 119.941

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