‘They’re in deep hiding’: Pandemic hinders efforts to reengage Texas’ disconnected youth
Education and employment trends suggest that the number of 16–24-year-olds disconnected from both work and school—known as opportunity youth—has grown during the pandemic.
February 23, 2022
Skipping school: Enrollment numbers down for students ages 16–24 during pandemic
Pandemic-related hardships likely contributed to a surge in the number of young people disconnected from school at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.
January 24, 2022
Austin partnership supports parenting students to build opportunity across generations
Family Pathways works with parenting students enrolled in high-demand degree programs at Austin Community College to promote economic mobility for lower-income families.
January 05, 2022
Employment numbers suggest young people face barriers in recovery from pandemic
Unemployment rates spiked for young adults in the initial months of the COVID recession. Since that time, younger members of this cohort (ages 16-19) have substantially recovered, while older members (ages 20-24) continue to see unemployment rates well above pre-COVID levels.
December 09, 2021
Partnership emphasizes education to make Permian Basin a better place to live
As a participant in the Dallas Fed's Advance Together initiative, the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin is accelerating a collective approach to addressing education, workforce and quality-of-life needs.
November 15, 2021
Putting manufacturing jobs on the map: Dallas Fed, Big Country Alliance partner to grow West Texas workforce
Manufacturing jobs present the potential for many workers to make a living wage.
July 15, 2021
Advance Together: Four community partnerships receive grants, coaching to further economic inclusion programs
Each partnership will receive $300,000 in external funding to implement their plans to address education and workforce challenges in their community, as well as training and coaching to increase the impact of their programs.
February 22, 2021
Hard-hit child care industry may need multisector response to revive and thrive
Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.
February 11, 2021
Community Development Publications
Employer-Led Approach to Workforce Development Promises to Better Align Texas Workers with In-Demand Jobs
While workforce development efforts are ongoing across the country, they do not always produce the regional pools of quality talent that employers need. One approach designed to create a workforce “supply chain” is achieving success in several states and is about to take off across Texas.
December 22, 2020
Advance Together helps Texas communities build a brighter economic future
Promoting economic resilience among low- and moderate-income individuals and communities is an ongoing focus of the Dallas Fed’s community development function. And it’s at the heart of a major initiative we began last year, Advance Together™.
April 23, 2020