We design for impact: 1) our collaborative approach is focused on building sustainable leadership capacity that outlasts our presence; and 2) bringing multiple IEL resources to bear in targeted geographic communities allows us to deepen our impact.
Improved and more inclusive decision-making processes, systems and practices that ensure that all voices, particularly those of marginalized groups, are elevated and heard.
Increased number of leaders who can create and support policies that lead to more equitable opportunities and access.
Increased development and quality execution of equity-centered policies and practices that improve long-term life chances of people in our partner communities.
Improved access to quality educational and workforce resources for children, youth, and families
of IEL program participants gained applicable knowledge from attending FY21 IEL events.
IEL programs prepared 3,113 youth for educational and professional success
IEL implemented 6 programs aimed at engaging and creating youth leaders in the community.
IEL does its work by innovating while building on what works. We:
- scale promising practices through research and data capacity
- elevate and prioritize family and community engagement.
- support a national network of leaders in education through our nationally recognized Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™)
- support Community Schools implementation
- incubate and lead initiatives focused on increasing access to the economy for marginalized people and communities
- elevate all community voices to inform decision making
IEL facilitated 306 virtual convenings, including webinars, workshops, network calls, and conference sessions for 8,872 community members.
23,886 IEL social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
IEL social media posts increased by 55% from the previous year, which helped IEL gain over 2,602 social media followers.
Is Anyone Better Off?
This toolkit describes how VR professionals can use the VR Learning Lab Model, which Y-TAC developed and field-tested, to promote youth voice and engagement in service systems improvement.
This publication supports vocational rehabilitation state agencies to better understand and utilize the Learning Lab model to engage youth people and adults together in solving challenges of adult and youth service delivery systems.
An analysis of education, employment, and opportunity youth outcomes for youth and young adults at the national and state levels.