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.

Compass Rose Collaborative Young Adult Leadership Council Information Sheet

Launched in 2019, the Young Adult Leadership Council is a key component of NIWL’s Compass Rose Collaborative, a young adult reentry program. This program combines the principles of youth-adult partnerships with reentry programming.

Career Awareness for Youth & Young Adults

The Career Awareness for Youth & Young Adults eModule is a self-paced training designed specifically for youth who are interested in journeying through the career exploration and discovery processes. Youth will explore 21st century and workplace readiness skills, create their own Education & Career Plan, and complete self-assessments that may guide them further in the exploration process. Youth will also explore informational interviews, as well as learn the ins and outs of standard interview practices, including Behavioral Based Interviews. Youth will explore and identify essential elements of resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profiles, leading to the development of their own digital portfolio that will help them standout as a competitive candidate for employment.

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

Live Event! Sparking Girls’ Interest in STEM²D Careers

Angela Shenton (Sr. Director, IT Procurement, Johnson & Johnson) and Lisa Johnson (Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI360) co-hosted this STEM2D Live Event, which explored the importance of engaging and mentoring girls along STEM²D career paths. Brenda Okereke (Rutgers University School of Engineering student) and Gloria Candelario Hossri (J&J volunteer mentor) shared their experiences working together in the J&J Bridge to Employment Program. Teshell Ponteen Green (FHI360 Technical Officer) also led participants through two STEM²D activities during the episode.

Ignite! Activities

Ignite Activities are short, typically 5 to 15 minutes to complete, hands-on activities that use everyday materials to excite youth interest in STEM2D. Ignite activities are available in Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

STEM2D Career Quiz

This 3-5 minute online quiz helps young people explore their interests and how a career in STEM can make a difference in the world.