addressing systemic and structural inequities that contribute to employment disparities for young people of color.
changing practices to create more supportive workplaces for young adults of color.
Positive Youth Development:
working with employers to improve how they engage and empower young workers.
Learning and Evidence Building:
sharing lessons and best practices with the broader workforce development field.
We believe this approach will lead to improved employment outcomes for Black young adults in Louisville, who have an unemployment rate nearly twice as high as white young adults (17.5 percent vs 9 percent) and are more than 1.5 times more likely to be disconnected from work and school (18 percent vs 10 percent).
Louisville is one of eight communities across the country who are engaged in Generation Work. See the 2022 announcement from the Annie E. Casey Foundation here.