Our Goal

The goal of the Policy and Impact team is to document & advocate for HERE to HERE’s work to expand and enhance work-based learning (WBL) and career pathways in grade 9-16 institutions and New York City businesses. For high school and postsecondary institutions, this means changes to policies and funding streams that guide how schools provide education. For businesses, this includes changing the way employers find talent and connect to their communities.

Strategy and Activities

HERE to HERE is working to expand work-based learning and career preparation. Our team uses the following strategies and activities to support HERE to HERE’s system change goals.

1. Documenting and disseminating the work of HERE to HERE’s initiatives, or demonstration projects, to provide local “proof points” that support the case for change

2. Producing publications and materials to further build the case for expanded WBL, as well as the policies and investments necessary for expansion

3. Direct advocacy to influence key stakeholders who have the ability to implement change