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Nurturing Self-Awareness Through Movement in New Orleans

With research calling for increasing access to social and emotional learning opportunities for out of school and out of work youth in the U.S., the question is not whether—but how—to equip youth…

NOLA & Belo Horizonte

Exchanging Lessons in Baltimore: The Case for Integrated Approaches

The three-woman team from Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud A.C., a Mexican civil society organization, flew 2,300 miles from Tijuana to Baltimore to learn about youth disconnection in the U.S. and share…

Baltimore & Tijuana

Event Spotlights Role of Youth Voices in Addressing Opportunity Youth Needs

More than 100 nonprofit leaders, youth program practitioners, donors, and policymakers gathered on October 19 for Opportunity Youth: A Cross-Border Dialogue.

Baltimore & Tijuana

In Brazil, A Whole-Person Approach to Job Readiness and Healing

On an overcast morning, roughly two-dozen young and older adults file into a large whitewashed room at the municipal homeless shelter in the Barra Funda neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil.

NOLA & Belo Horizonte, Social-Emotional Learning

In Tijuana, Mexico, Youth Help Youth Bridge the Opportunity Gap

In a sun-drenched room at the Ricardo Flores Magón Community Center on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, 16 young men and women set out to imagine their futures. Clustered around three folding tables…

Social-Emotional Learning, Youth as Assets