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“Civicorps gave me access to opportunity in one place.”
“I will continue to use my skills acquired to make differences in the lives around me.”
“I only found my way into the middle class because of the opportunities afforded to me by YouthBuild and AmeriCorps.”
Kisha Bird, Director of Youth Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), one of the lead organizations in the Reconnecting Youth Campaign, gave powerful testimony about the barriers and solutions to opportunity for Opportunity Youth and people impacted by the criminal justice system.
Spoiler alert: the campaign helped raise $195 million for the federally funded programs for Opportunity Youth.
The Reconnecting Youth Campaign calls on Congress to invest in America’s future by funding 1 million pathways to education, training, national service and employment opportunities for Opportunity Youth, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work.