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Economic Opportunity

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States Strengthen Youth Incarceration Alternatives

Five states and territories will participate in a National Governors Association learning lab focused on alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth.


State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

A new paper from the National Governors Association summarizes actions governors can take to help reduce childhood hunger in their states by drawing attention to the issue and implementing policy and programmatic changes to increase children’s participation in child nutrition programs.


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The NGA Center for Best Practices Economic Opportunity Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The division covers economic development and innovation; workforce development focused on industry-based strategies; pathways to employment and populations with special needs; and human services for children, youth, low-income families and people with disabilities.