On May 28, 15 D.C. youth workforce professionals graduated from the D.C. Youth Workforce Leaders Academy (YWLA), a new 10-month professional development program organized by IEL and the DC Alliance of Youth advocates.
Recently, IEL and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) teamed up to host the inaugural Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award, featuring the Ford Foundation's Hilary Pennington and awardee Efram Ayalew.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), IEL is collecting stories from youth and young adults with disabilities who came of age under the ADA and their allies.
IEL and the Harvard Graduate School of Education recently announced the 2015 Meade Fellows: César A. Cruz and Maleka Donaldson Gramling, both HGSE doctoral candidates.