Going the Extra Mile: A Case Study of Rural Reentry in Arkansas

Going the extra mile: A case study of rural reentry in Arkansas provides an exploration of a rural community in southeast Arkansas that takes a unique, individualized approach to reentering young adults ages 18-24. The received wisdom on rural reentry is that it is generally more difficult than reentry in an urban setting. Phoenix Youth and Family Services, which serves a rural part of Arkansas, has excelled on key outcomes as part of FHI 360’s Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC)1, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the education and employment outcomes of young adults,
ages 18 through 24, after involvement in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Phoenix Youth and Family Services provides wraparound support services to its participants to help juveniles, young adults, and families secure a safe, healthy, and strong life

Changing Language, Changing Minds: Using Restorative Language to Promote Solidarity and Equity

Restorative, or humanizing language, removes stereotypes and labels and shows solidarity and support to people and communities impacted by a variety of circumstances.  Through this guide, we encourage our clients and partners to support and lead change.

NIWL 2020 Year In Review

This highlights the work and success of NIWL programming in 2020.

The Show Must Go On: FHI 360’s Alliance Building and Training Session (ABTS) As A Model Online 3-day Event

This document provides a brief overview of NIWL’s capabilities as it relates to pivoting in person conferences to engaging virtual events

Workforce Development Overview (Coming Soon!)

This fact sheet profiles FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) workforce development efforts.

United States Business Unit (USBU) Research & Evaluation Overview

This provides an overview of the USBU’s Research & Evaluation services and competencies.

College & Career Readiness Capabilities Overview

This fact sheet profiles the College & Career Readiness work of FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL).

STEM2D Overview

This fact sheet is an overview of NIWL’s work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D) education and career readiness.

Bridge to Employment Fact Sheet Overview

Launched by Johnson & Johnson in 1992, Bridge to Employment (BTE) inspires young people (14 to 18 years old) to stay in school, excel academically, and elevate their career aspirations. This fact sheet is an overview of the BTE initiative, NIWL’s role, key data and evaluation results.

NIWL Strategic Plan, 2019-2022

NIWL’s work under this strategic plan focuses on advancing equitable and accessible education and workforce systems; leading and supporting efforts to prepare the diverse workforce for the demands of the 21st century; and promoting data informed and research-based policies and practices.