Supporting Young Parents in NYC

Research Report

Supporting Young Parents in NYC

Implementation and Outcomes Study of the New York City Performance Partnership Pilot

Abstract

New York City’s Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) program helped participants complete high school equivalency and occupational credentials. The program, however, did not lead to higher levels of employment. The New York City P3 enhanced existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Out-of-School Youth (OSY) services by extending the eligibility period and providing extra support from a child care navigator. P3 waivers also permitted funding and performance measure flexibilities. P3 participants were fathers and mothers between age 17 and 24 who did not have a high school credential, had basic skill needs or other risk factors, were low income, and lived in the city. The approach is promising, and this report includes policy and practice recommendations.

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