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This publication shares findings from a WSI-conducted survey of pre-apprenticeship programs in the construction trades. Based on responses from 260 programs nationwide, the report presents information about program size, services offered, populations served, funding sources, and successes and challenges in placing trainees in apprenticeships or jobs. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the impetus for the project was a desire to explore the capacity of the workforce system to prepare individuals – particularly low-income and minority jobseekers – for jobs in the construction industry. It is hoped that the report will contribute to discussions about the need for investment in skills training and about ways to ensure that apprenticeships and construction-related jobs are open to more low-income, minority and women candidates.
"Two Cheers for School Based Financial Education," provides an in-depth look at the history of financial literacy initiatives in America, past successes, shortcomings, and lessons learned. The white paper goes on to offer policy considerations and best ways forward in the effort to increase financial literacy in America. Dr. Lewis Mandell is the Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security and a preeminent scholar of finance and researcher of financial literacy.
The Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) at the Aspen Institute has conducted four years of research into the potential for a delivery system based on a retail model for Child Accounts. This report begins with a discussion of the inherent advantages of a retail model as well as some of the perceived obstacles.
This publication highligts the proceedings and agenda for the May 2009 Council meeting held at the Aspen Institute offices in Washington, DC.
On April 2, 2009, Aspen IFS gathered distinguished panelists to discuss the roles Main Street, Wall Street, and the federal government must play to foster financial security in the face of the financial crisis. The event also signified the release of Aspen IFS’s issue brief, “Wall Street/Main Street: The Challenge of Building Financial Security in the Obama Era.”
Describing the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan as increasingly perilous, President Obama has committed his administration to enhancing the military, governance, and economic capacity of the two countries. Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, co-director of the Aspen Institute Market Building Initiative and former Afghan Minister of Finance Dr. Ashraf Ghani outlines a medium-term framework for state-building in Afghanistan for the Atlantic Council in A Ten-Year Framework for Afghanistan: Executing the Obama Plan and Beyond.
Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet's impact on business, governance and social interaction
Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet’s impact on business, governance and social interaction examines the migration of information, software and identity into the Cloud and explores the transformative possibilities of this new computing paradigm for culture, commerce, and personal communication. The report also considers potential consequences for privacy, governance and security, and it includes policy recommendations and advice for the new presidential administration. Written by J.D. Lasica, the report is the result of the Seventeenth Annual Roundtable on Information Technology.
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This book is a collection of papers prepared for the 2008 summer Aspen Strategy Group conference on The Instruments & Institutions of American Purpose. These chapters represent a thorough accounting of the capabilities and limitations of the key organizations—diplomatic, military, financial, and intelligence—that American policymakers rely upon to address global challenges.
In "Wall Street/Main Street: The Challenge of Building Financial Security in the Obama Era," Aspen IFS issues a challenge to Wall Street to take the initiative and begin work to help build a new American system of savings.