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File #: 34449    Version: 1 Name: Breaking barriers and building opportunities by providing childcare and transportation to support paid internships.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/16/2014 Final action: 9/16/2014
Enactment date: 9/17/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00710
Title: Breaking barriers and building opportunities by providing child care and transportation to support paid internships.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick, Lauren Cnare, Anita Weier, Matthew J. Phair, Lisa Subeck, Shiva Bidar, John Strasser, David Ahrens, Michael E. Verveer, Denise DeMarb, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Ledell Zellers, Steve King, Lucas Dailey, Marsha A. Rummel
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/16/20141 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/2/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/20141 EDUCATION COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/20141 TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018) Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/6/20141 EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/1/20141 Council Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/17/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Withdrawn  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/20141 Council Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The City currently funds a number of programs that are aimed at helping disadvantaged persons gain access to work and life skills and employment opportunities. The resolution recommends increased allocations of resources, in conjunction with other community partners such as the School District and private sector, to further help such persons by accessing child care and reliable transportation in order to enhance potential participation in internships and related employment programming. The 2015 City operating budget may include requests for additional appropriations related to internship opportunities and the employment of young people, subject to levy limits and Council approval. No additional appropriation is currently required.
Title
Breaking barriers and building opportunities by providing child care and transportation to support paid internships.
Body
WHEREAS, young Madison residents are tomorrow’s community leaders; and,

WHEREAS, disconnection from school or work for young people between the ages of 16-24 can reduce lifelong professional and personal opportunities; and,

WHEREAS, Madison Metropolitan School District 2011-2012 data indicate that the lowest six-year graduation rates by subgroup are African American students (64%), economically disadvantaged students (69.8%) and students with disabilities (66.1%); and,

WHEREAS, unemployment in Dane County is highest for people ages 16 to 19 (19.2%) ages 20-24 (8.0%), African Americans (19.5%), those below the poverty level (18.5%), individuals with a disability (12.5%) and those with less than a high school degree (10%); and,

WHEREAS, City of Madison internship programs, such as AASPIRE, the recently created Wanda Fullmore Youth Employment Initiative and other internship opportunities funded through the Community Development Division, help build skills, confidence, networking and career opportunities for young Madisonians; and,

WHEREAS, access to quality child care and efficient and relia...

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