Innovating Under Pressure: The Story of the 2009 Recovery Act Summer Youth Employment Initiative

By Susan P. Curnan, Andrew B. Hahn
December 18, 2014

This study documents the implementation of the ARRA summer youth employment initiative in four featured communities: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana; and Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. This report describes the local context for implementation, provides insight into specific assets and innovations that were used to achieve the community goals, identifies elements of best practices that may inform future summer youth employment programs and related initiatives, highlights common challenges, offers ingredients for success, and draws attention to some lessons learned.

Source Organization: Center for Youth and Communities, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

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