Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis

The UN Refugee Agency authored and released this new report summarizing and drawing attention to the crisis in the education of refugee youth. The report shows how 3.5 million refugee youth had absolutely no schooling in the year 2016 with this number showing no signs of improving in 2017. It details the startling differences in education access rates between non-refugee and refugee youth. While 91% of children worldwide attend primary school, only 61% of refugee children do. Similarly, 84% of the world's adolescents attend secondary school while only 23% of adolescent refugees do. Finally, 36% of the world's youth end up getting higher education of some kind while only a shocking 1% of refugee youth do. The report calls for policymakers around the world to make drastic changes to help refugee youth have much greater access to education at all ages.

Inner-City Education and Community Development Program Grants

Subject: Education, Community Development, Disadvantaged Youth | Deadline: Ongoing . . .

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Afterschool Youth Digital Learning Center Program Grants

Subject: Education, Technology Education, STEM, Afterschool | Deadline: Ongoing . . .

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Community Development, Children/Family Support, Disadvantaged Group Support and Environmental Education Grants

Subject: Community Development, Child/Youth Welfare, Environmental Education, Disadvantaged Youth | Deadline: Ongoing . . .

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Youth Recreation/Playground Shade Structure Construction Project Grants

Subject: Health, Child/Youth Welfare, Physical Activity, Playgrounds, Recreation | Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017 . . .

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Youth Garden Project Support Grants

Subject: Youth Gardens, Education, Environmental Education, Nutrition, Health | Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017 . . .

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Education Research Grants

Subject: Education, Research | Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017 . . .

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Community Playground Construction Project Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Physical Activity, Playgrounds, Community Development | Deadline: Feb. 17, 2018 . . .

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Mapping America’s Child Care Deserts

This new report by the Center for American Progress analyzes and maps the locations of licensed child care centers in 22 states, finding that over half of Americans live in "child care deserts" without affordable or convenient access to proper child care options.