Jobs for Nevada's Graduates (J4NG) Awarded with Highest National Performance Recognition Gov. Steve Sisolak Honored J4NG for Achieving Jobs for America’s Graduates 5 Of 5 Award Despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic causing school closures and record-high unemployment rates in Nevada, Jobs for Nevada's Graduates (J4NG, formerly JAG Nevada) remained diligent to ensure students remained on the pathway to graduation and career entry. J4NG achieved the highest outcomes in the very depths of the pandemic, while serving youth and their families who were among the earliest and hardest-hit by its impacts. Hence, the national organization, Jobs for America’s Graduates [...]
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Student School Contact an Equity Concern in the Age of COVID-19 COVID-19 closed schools in Nevada in mid-March as the state grappled with the rapidly expanding pandemic. With little guidance from the federal government, states and school districts came up with ad hoc plans on how to best respond to mandatory school closures, and continue trying to teach and stay in contact with students. The answer was digital learning. Unfortunately, the move to digital learning initially left over 120,000 students (27% of CCSD students) in Clark County School District (CCSD) without access to learning (Source: Nevada’s Digital Divide; Guinn Center [...]
It’s happened again. Just 12 years after the Great Recession wrecked the Las Vegas economy, we have now tumbled into a more severe economic downturn than the last one. Nevada’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 28.2 percent (per the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation May Unemployment Report, 2020), the highest in Nevada’s history, and the highest unemployment rate in the country. About one in three Nevadans are out of work, and young people who are entering the labor market now will face more challenges than ever. At face value, the timing could not be worse for a young [...]