Connecting to Jobs: Local Strategies and Policy Approaches to Employ Black Men

  • 24 May 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Webinar
CLASP presents

Connected to Jobs: Local Strategies and Policy
Approaches to Employ Black Men

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Where: Webinar, information to be provided upon registration

Although the national unemployment rate is dropping, unemployment in the black community remains significantly higher than the rate for whites or the general population.  In particular, black male youth and young adults are up against a major struggle to launch themselves into self sufficiency, as unemployment in these age brackets is at an all-time high. Federal investment in employment initiatives has been insufficient, and few communities are engaged in targeted approaches to address the employment plight of black men. 

Please join CLASP, the Association for Black Funding Executives, and the 2025 Network for Black Men and Boys for a webinar highlighting approaches to increase employment opportunities for black male youth and young adults.

This webinar will highlight:

  • the national data on black male unemployment,
  • advocacy and organizing efforts in Los Angeles,
  • the engagement models being implemented in Boston, MA -- specifically for the formerly incarcerated, and
  • policy solutions for communities seeking to make positive impacts with their black male population.

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant
, Senior Policy Analyst, CLASP


  • Steven Pitts – Labor Policy Specialist, UC Berkeley Labor Center
  • Michael H. Mitchell – Executive Director, Youth Options Unlimited (Roxbury, MA)
  • Pete White – Executive Director, Los Angeles Community Action Network (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • Linda Harris – Director of Youth Policy, CLASP
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