NIWL Annual Review 2021: Navigating Through Turbulence

This annual review summarizes the work and accomplishments of the National Institute for Work and Learning across the areas of college and career readiness, workforce development, and research and evaluation. It references major projects, publications and events, and uses data to demonstrate outputs and, where possible, outcomes. The review also mentions new work won and our agenda for 2022.

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.

Bridge to Employment Ice Cream Social

Follow FHI 360’s STEM2D Coach and Bridge to Employment youth as they demonstrate the science behind making one of everyone’s favorite treats- ice cream! Host an event with your students where they can learn all about chemistry and how different states of matter are important in the ice cream making process.

NIWL 2020 Year In Review

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

BTE Volunteer Training: Trabajar Con Jovenes

El eModule es un módulo de orientación y capacitación diseñado para los empleados de la compañía operativa local de Johnson & Johnson que son nuevos en el programa Bridge to Employment y que trabajarán con jóvenes. Los conceptos clave introducidos incluyen el desarrollo del cerebro de los adolescentes, el desarrollo positivo de los jóvenes, la comunicación eficaz y las prácticas de construcción de relaciones. Este módulo electrónico introductorio es seguido por una capacitación en persona con especialistas de FHI 360 que explorarán cada tema en mayor detalle

A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for An Equitable System

A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for an Equitable System, explores the justice system from the perspective of criminal justice practitioners and young adults aged 18 to 24 who have been impacted by the justice system. We take this approach both to understand better— at the ground level—the system that exists and to help imagine a more supportive, more efficacious, and more equitable alternative. Some of the striking elements of the current justice system include the overwhelmingly disproportionate representation of young Black males in the system and the tragedy of how trauma has affected their young lives. Institutional inflexibility, from first contact with law enforcement through incarceration, limits young people’s chances to break the cycle of poverty and to pursue work and learning opportunities that could enrich their lives and their communities.

Workforce Development Overview (Coming Soon!)

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

Career Awareness for Navigators

The Career Awareness for Navigators eModule is a training sequence designed for Navigators who work with youth as they journey through career exploration and discovery phases. Through this training, Navigators will hone and improve their skills in working with youth and focus on how they can build youth employability skills – the competencies needed to be successful in any working setting, regardless of industry. This training also explores goal setting strategies, reviews resources for helping young people explore post-secondary and career options, and offers tips and strategies for coaching youth as they prepare for post-secondary life and to enter the workforce. This eModule complements the youth-facing Career Awareness for Youth & Young adults eModule.

Bridge To Employment Overview

This provides a quick overview of the Johnson & Johnson funded global Bridge to Employment program. Also available in Spanish.

Additional Languages

For Employers: A Trauma Informed Approach to Working With Opportunity Youth

This online course offers an introduction to the concept of trauma-informed care for any employer working with young people impacted by the justice system and foster care systems as well as those from historically underserved communities. It features a curriculum and resources developed by The RightWay Foundation in Los Angeles.