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In the Media

Thumbs up for GEAR UP: Study shows program dramatically helps low-income students go to college

The Providence Journal — 09/29/2015

Lorena Arango’s student advisees at Central High School lack many of the economic and social advantages that studies show propel their more affluent peers to college and careers. Read More

Evidence-Based Research: The Impact of the College Crusade GEAR UP Program in RI

The New England Journal of Higher Education — 09/29/2015

The federal GEAR UP program in Rhode Island led to large advantages for students who participated in the program in terms of persistence through the middle and high school years, high school graduation and college enrollment. Read More

One in Four Young Adults in Philadelphia Are “Disconnected” from Both Work and School

DrexelNow — 09/29/2015

One in four people in Philadelphia between the ages of 18 and 24 are “disconnected” from the labor market – out of school and out of work – according to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Nationally, only 17.7 percent of the age group were disconnected. Read More

Among the 10 largest cities, Philly has highest deep-poverty rate — 09/29/2015

Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among America's 10 biggest cities, an examination of federal data by The Inquirer shows. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

“America at Full-employment? Understanding Labor Market Imbalances in the Context of Sluggish Economic Growth”, Lutheran Financial Managers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 5, 2015.

Workforce Development

“The Landscape of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development in Philadelphia,” YouthBoard Philly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12, 2015.

Higher Education

Career and Technical Education Teachers, Edison High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2015

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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