Center for Law and Social Policy

Washington, D.C.
One year

To support the Center for Law and Social Policy, a non-partisan social policy and advocacy organization. CLASP will continue and strengthen its advocacy for policy changes that expand employment and educational opportunities for young black men. The grant will enable CLASP to help federal funding streams reach communities in ways that will meaningfully increase access to opportunity for young black men; ensure education and employment-related supports are expanded for youth in high-risk situations, particularly young black men with criminal records and those with limited academic and job skills; ensure a measure of accountability in federally funded workforce programs for increasing service levels for these traditionally disconnected populations; and support programming on the ground designed to focus on connecting youth-especially young black men-to education and training opportunities that prepare them for secondary, postsecondary, and employment success.