The Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) launched the District's Reengagement Center in 2014 to re-engage some 7,500 out-of-school youth.
Many cities are home to a large number of young adults who have not finished school, and lack a clear pathway to do so. In response, a growing number of cities have put specific strategies in place for these youth. These efforts include the establishment of one-stop reengagement centers or virtual equivalents that offer a range of services, including referrals to school completion options and support to re-enroll.
As Network hub, NLC assists cities in exploring and pursuing reengagement policy and programming through:
- Technical assistance for strategy and goal setting
- Guidance as to best use of an extensive library of examples and models
- Referrals to peers and consultants
- Adopting the common accountability framework
- Participating in Network conference calls and in-person meetings
- Participating in the annual Reengagement Plus! Convening
Network participants come from reengagement program sponsors or host agencies including city departments, school districts, nonprofit organizations and community colleges.