IEL and the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates are seeking applicants for the DC Youth Workforce Leaders Academy (YWLA), a free 10-month professional learning opportunity for staff from Washington, D.C.-based organizations that provide workforce development services to youth ages 16 to 24. YWLA is supported through funding from the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative, an initiative of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The application deadline is close of business on September 30, 2015.
In its second year, YWLA provides an opportunity for youth service professionals to significantly expand and grow their expertise in providing high-quality youth workforce development services. The experience includes monthly in-person learning sessions, expert-led webinars, web-based topical discussions, individual professional development activities, and facilitated peer-to-peer learning. Mid-level professionals who play a decision-making role in nonprofit organizations, schools, public agencies, or related entities that provide youth workforce development services are encouraged to apply. This year’s Academy starts October 2015 and concludes in July 2016. Up to 15 professionals will be competitively selected to participate.