Center for Promise researchers visited four programs across the country – Café Momentum in Dallas, Per Scholas in the Bronx, Urban Alliance in Washington, D.C., and Year Up in the Bay Area – to learn how they meet the wide-ranging needs of young people they serve while preparing them for careers. This report provides a summary of several bodies of literature that have shaped career development interventions for young people, describes each career development and workforce readiness program in more detail, and shares findings and common themes that emerged across program sites. This study builds on the Center for Promise’s work examining the importance of relationships for keeping young people in school and on a path to adult success. (Author abstract modified)
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Relationships Come First: How Four Career Development and Workforce Readiness Programs Prepare Young People for Work and Life.