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Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform

Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform

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Kevin R. Kosar, ed., Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform (National Urban League/Metropolitan College of New York, 2003). Get more education reads at http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/
Kevin R. Kosar, ed., Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform (National Urban League/Metropolitan College of New York, 2003). Get more education reads at http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/

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Proceedings
Bridging the Gap:Higher Education
and
 
Career-CenteredWelfare Reform
A conference convened byMetropolitan College of New Yorkthe National Urban LeagueMedgar Evers CollegeThe College Board andthe National Black Caucus of State Legislators
 
On November 18, 2002, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), the NationalUrban League (NUL), Medgar Evers College (CUNY), the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and The College Board hosted a one-day conference at MCNY.
 Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform
, examinedthe current welfare policy and considered the use of higher education as a tool for movinglow-income persons into self-supporting careers.
 Bridging the Gap
panelists and speakers included academics, experts in the area of welfare reform, and policymakers. Panelists assessed the problems of current welfare policy as it relates to work, education, and parenting. Students affected by publicassistance policies also were present and testified. The conference attendees discussedseveral models already in use for moving welfare recipients and low-income workers intomeaningful and sustained careers.These proceedings have been published in hopes that legislators considering further reform of welfare policy will consider the importance of education in breaking inter-generational poverty and producing self-reliant citizens.The proceedings were edited by Prof. Kevin R. Kosar (MCNY) with assistance fromKevin Curley, Assistant Director for Governmental and Public Affairs (MCNY). Thisdocument was copyedited by Stephen McCluskey (MCNY). The cover of the proceedings was designed by Michael Thompson (MCNY). The publication andconference were made possible by the generous assistance of Metropolitan College of  New York and the National Urban League (NUL) and the efforts of MCNY, NUL, TheCollege Board, Medgar Evers College (CUNY), and the National Black Caucus of StateLegislators. We also thank the Joyce Foundation for their support.
The opinions expressed herein are those of the panelists and should not be attributed tothe sponsoring institutions.
Metropolitan College of New York National Urban League75 Varick Street 120 Wall Street New York, NY 10013-1919 New York, NY 10005-3901212-343-1234 212-558-5300 National Black Caucus of State Legislators Medgar Evers College (CUNY)444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 622 1150 Carroll Street, Rm CP28Washington, DC 20001 Brooklyn, NY 11225202-624-5457 718-270-6471The College Board1233 20
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Street NWWashington, DC 20036-2304202-822-5900
 
CONTENTS
Welcoming Remarks: Stephen Greenwald 1Keynote Address: William Spriggs, National Urban League 3Keynote Address: Danny Simmons 12Questions and Answers 14Panel I: Federal Law and State Policy Barriers to Higher Education as Work 20
 Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Baruch College (CUNY) Aurora Jackson, University of PittsburghGwendolynne Moore, Wisconsin State Senator  Linda Gordon, New York University Lawrence Mead, New York University Judy Williams, Maine Bureau of Family IndependenceCristina DiMeo, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
 Questions and Answers 57Lunch Address: Rae Alexander-Minter Interviews Yvonne Rhem-Tittle 72Panel II: Welfare Mothers, Non-Traditional Students and College 78
 Kenya Cox, National Urban League
 
Susan Gooden, Virginia Tech Lisa Grossman, National Governors Association
 
 Florence Washington, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)Vanessa Ratliff, Metropolitan College of New York 
 Questions and Answers 100Panel III: Programs and Models That Work 107
 Esmeralda Simmons, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
 
 Rae Mack, Metropolitan College of New York Vivyan Adair, Hamilton College Henry Buhl, Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
 
 Kathryn K. Johnson, Stay in School Project 
 Questions and Answers 122Remarks by Patricia White, New York Community Trust 132Closing Remarks by William Spriggs, National Urban League 136Afterward:
Welfare Reform: What Is Happening in Congress?
by Kevin R. Kosar 137Brief Bibliography 140
 

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