National Youth Employment Coalition
The National Youth Employment Coalition improves the lives
of the 5.5 million young people who are out of school and out of work.
We do this by improving the effectiveness of the organizations and the systems that serve these “opportunity youth.” We collect, study, and support the implementation of best practices, all with a strong focus on equity and disproportionalities.
NYEC represents organizations that serve and study opportunity youth, bringing the wisdom of practitioners to policymakers and the fields of workforce development, education, youth development, and rehabilitation services. Our members work to address the many barriers that opportunity youth face, helping young people gain and maintain employment, complete high school and persist in postsecondary education, enhance their well-being, and become productive citizens. NYEC members include nonprofit providers of services to youth, as well as city agencies, local workforce development boards, and research organizations.