Andrew O. Moore, Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections, Institute for Youth, Education and Families (IYEF) 

Andrew has worked with NLC and The YEF Institute since 2004.  The YEF Institute is a foundation-funded “action tank” that helps municipal leaders implement practical solutions to ensure that all children, youth, and families thrive.  Drawing support from several national foundations, Moore’s current roles with the Institute and areas of expertise include: 

  • Overseeing an initiative involving 35+ cities committed to connecting children to nature more equitably, in conjunction with the Children & Nature Network; 
  • Supporting a growing national network of Reengagement Centers that reconnect Opportunity Youth to school and work, drawing upon his book, Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America’s Schools (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016);  
  • Leading efforts to heighten municipal leadership roles in citywide public safety reform, equitable jail use reduction, and juvenile diversion; and 
  • Guiding cities on workforce development policy and practice for older youth and young adults, including summer youth employment. 

Earlier, at the organization now known as The Corps Network, Moore spent 15 years building the nationwide network of service and conservation corps.  He holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

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