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Use Grant Funding to Implement our Youth Employment System

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Sign up for our our free, live webinar: Learn How to Use Grant Funding to Implement YES on 2/22 at 1:30 PM EST. 

Learn about grant funding and our Youth Employment System, an all-in-one system that automates and streamlines the job application process. YES allows you to quickly match candidates to jobs, track timesheets, and host video conferencing. In 2022 grow your employment program with Digicon’s Youth Employment System (YES). Register now.  We are excited to be joined by Ally Talcott. Ally is an expert in coalition building and management, federal education policy, direct lobbying, and bringing diverse groups together to advance shared policy goals. All of Ally’s work on behalf of her clients is centered around a mission to close the equity gaps across all sectors of the education system, which disproportionately impact underserved students and families, especially those of color, in low-income communities. She is Executive Director of several diverse coalitions and has helped organizations secure billions in federal funding to support equity and diversity in the education system. Additionally, on behalf of the National Summer Learning Association, she helped secure $9 billion in set aside funding within the American Rescue Plan for summer and afterschool programs at the state level.

While in law school, Ally Taught 4th and 5th grade students in low-income schools as part of the “Humane Education Program”, where she taught social and emotional learning evidence-based programs. At her law school graduation, Ally received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service award for her dedication to community service. She received her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law, her Bachelors degree from Florida State University, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association. In addition to her direct lobbying work and coalition building, Ally is an active member of Women in Government Relations (WGR), served on the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) board of directors from 2015-2018, and graduated from the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Washington DC Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) in 2017. Most recently, she was awarded the 2021 Advocate on the Rise Award at the WGR Professional Women in Advocacy conference for her dedication to equity and diversity on behalf of her clients in government relations.

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