Rigorous research paired with visionary public policy has shaped a program that empowers communities to lower violent crime, reduce incarceration, and save lives: Summer Youth Employment Programs. In this podcast from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab North America (J-PAL North America), you’ll come to know the stories behind the impact. Hear from advocates and program coordinators, researchers, and most importantly, the participants themselves about why these programs matter to them and why they should matter for all of us. Listen and learn about how summer jobs programs fit into the broader goals of fostering mobility from poverty. Episodes will be released on a bi-weekly basis. Join us for this inaugural season of J-PAL Voices.
Episode 4: Provide Support That Empowers
How do summer jobs programs empower their youth through short programs? What leads to the lasting impact that we see in decreases in violent crime well after the programs conclude?
Episode 3: Transform Data Use
Data help us look at mechanisms and a variety of outcomes, tell a diversity of stories, and ensure that we serve the most vulnerable individuals.
Episode 2: Ensure Zip Code is Not Destiny
What does it mean for a program to transform communities while remaining grounded in the voices and perspectives of residents? In the second episode of J-PAL Voices: The Impact and Promise of Summer Jobs in the United States, we look at how summer jobs programs in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City strive to ensure that zip code is not destiny.
Episode 1: Setting the Stage
In the first episode of J-PAL Voices: The Impact and Promise of Summer Jobs in the United States, we introduce you to some of the people you will meet throughout the series.
Introducing: J-PAL Voices
Hosted by Senior Research and Policy Manager Rohit Naimpally, the inaugural season of J-PAL Voices will explore how summer jobs programs fit into the broader goals of fostering mobility from poverty in the United States.
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An important endeavor
I can't wait to hear where this show takes us... This is exactly the kind of research we need to hear more about, especially from the people directly impacted by it. Can't wait to listen