NOLA & Belo Horizonte

The first of three targeted learning exchanges pairs the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in New Orleans, Louisiana with Rede Cidadã in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Youth Reconnection and the Power of Love

Jevon, Darren, Landrea, and Roneesha are among 19 youth and adult representatives of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), who traveled from New Orleans, USA to São Paulo, Brazil as part of a recent (Re)Connecting Youth learning exchange. Over five days, the YEP team immersed themselves in a youth employability training methodology developed by Rede Cidadã (The Citizen’s Network).
 

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Bringing Lessons from Brazil to New Orleans

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Caroline: Dreaming Big in Brazil

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In Brazil, Ricardo Gets a New Start

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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 experiencing disconnection with essential life skills, including self-awareness and the ability to manage complex emotions.

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Employer Engagement: Four Lessons from Brazil

During a recent (Re)Connecting Youth exchange visit to New Orleans, Fernando Alves, Founder of Rede Cidadã (the Citizen’s Network) in Brazil, shared key insights for engaging employers in the training and hiring of underserved youth. 

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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.

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In Brazil, A Holistic Approach to Job Readiness