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How Occupational Equity Programs Are Accelerating Impact During the Pandemic – Youth Media, Online Networks, and P2P Mobilization

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Blog post on the Connected Learning Alliance:
The Connected Learning Lab has been grappling with related issues in occupational equity as part of the Equitable Futures Innovation Network. When the pandemic hit, we had just announced a new postdoctoral fellowship program as a catalyst for building a network to capture and share insights from programs expanding occupational opportunity for Black, Latinx and low income youth. The growing economic and jobs crisis, and the movement for racial justice has underscored the importance of this work, while also introducing novel challenges.

The crisis has pushed us to identify new areas of focus where innovation and impact are accelerating due to COVID-19 and to revisit how we will proceed on building our network, while also doubling down on our commitment to youth participation and voice.