Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities

Measure of America

Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. There are 5,527,000 disconnected youth in America today, or one in seven young adults (13.8 percent)—about as many people as live in Minnesota. The national disconnected youth population is larger than the populations of thirty US states.

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Getting Millions to Learn: INJAZ Works for Greater Youth Employability in Jordan


Originally posted by Brookings on July 10, 2015. 

Editor's Note: This blog series discusses select case studies, and what makes them interesting, that have been chosen for preliminary research by the Millions Learning project at the Brookings Center for Universal Education.

Creating a Tech Hub in Gaza

Matthew Campbell, Saud Abu Ramadan

Originally published by Bloomberg Business on June 30, 2015.

When Iliana Montauk moved to the Gaza Strip in 2013, what most struck the former Google staffer and Harvard graduate wasn't the poverty, the rubble from decades of conflict, or the lack of reliable electricity. It was the drive and focus of the citizens.  

Jobs or Privileges: Unleashing the Employment Potential of the Middle East and North Africa


This report shows that in MENA, policies that lower competition and create an unleveled playing field abound and constrain private sector job creation.

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Workforce Development in Jordan: Lessons for the Region

Center for Strategic & International Studies
Jun 23, 2015 (12:30pm)

Employment and entrepreneurship challenges in Jordan are similar to those across much of the Middle East and North Africa. As the focus of so much international aid and development programming, Jordan is also a laboratory for how efforts to build young people’s skills and reorient their career aspirations can make an impact in the region. 

To analyze findings of its own recent fieldwork in Jordan, the CSIS Middle East Program invites you to a roundtable discussion.

Carolyn Barnett
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Compare and Contrast: Youth Violence & Resilience in Honduras and North East Africa

EDC, The Wilson Center, USAID, and WOLA. Co-sponsored by George Washington University
Jun 22, 2015 (03:30am to 05:00am)

Very little research and programming exists on the resilience of young people in North America, much less in other regions. Little attempt has been made to compare and contrast youth resilience in various regions, for the purpose of sharing experiences and lessons learned.

At this session, EDC will present findings on youth violence and resilience from their recent study conducted in Honduras and Northern Kenya using the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28).

Marrakech Youth To Business Forum

May 23, 2015 (All day)

The Youth To Business Forum is an event which aims to connect passionate young leaders and business experts around relevant topics to develop new ideas .