CLPHA’s Abra Lyons-Warren to Serve as Expert Advisor on Youth Fields Workforce Study


CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons-Warren was recently invited to serve on an expert advisory group (EAG) for the Youth Fields Workforce Study, funded by the Wallace Foundation and led by Deborah Moroney at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and partners. In her role, Abra will represent the interests and needs of the youth fields workforce in housing authorities, advise on the study, and ensure the work can be a key driver to inform policy and practice.

Columbus housing for those who age out of foster care celebrates 1st anniversary (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)


From NBC 4 Columbus:

 Residents and organizers celebrated the first anniversary of the Carol Stewart Village in Franklinton, a place designed to help at-risk youth find stable housing, healthcare, and prepare them for success.

“It kind of puts you on the right track once you have the stability of housing,” said Jay Kerr, a recently placed resident of the village.

Kerr says he was 19 when his foster parents kicked him out of the house.

Scholar Houses Fill Void for Parenting Students (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Louisville Metro Housing Authority)


From Housing Matters, an Urban Institute Initative:

For students who are also parents, completing higher education in an in-demand field can lead to greater opportunity and financial stability. Though a growing number of young parents are enrolling in higher education programs, postsecondary institutions are often structured to serve recent high school graduates who do not have children depending on them. 

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