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Center for Human Capital and Youth Development (CHCYD)

Promoting opportunities for education, employment and leadership among Arizona's youth

The Center for Human Capital and Youth Development (CHCYD) is a space in which faculty, students, community partners, youth and policymakers can work together on research, practice and policy initiatives for youth to enhance their educational, employment and leadership opportunities.

The goal of CHCYD is to understand the strengths youth possess and the challenges they face in accomplishing positive educational, employment and life outcomes. We work with community partners and youth to design, implement, evaluate and disseminate evidence-based and community-inspired strategies and solutions to the educational and employment challenges our youth face.

Overview of CHCYD

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Many research programs and opportunities are available for students. These are some of the prominent opportunities:

* Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program. * Justice Reinvestment Campaign in Maricopa County for Opportunity Youth. * Employer Engagement and Youth Outreach/Retention Strategy in Phoenix.



Center for Human Capital and Youth Development
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 865
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0689


(602) 496-0088