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Thu, Jun 24



Social Capital for Student Success

Join Edward DeJesus and learn how to: 1) meet WIOA Youth Adult Mentoring Requirements 2) achieve WIOA youth leadership and labor market information milestones at the same time.

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Social Capital for Student Success
Social Capital for Student Success

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Jun 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT



About the Event

Join Edward DeJesus as he shares strategies to connect youth and other opportunities that they never knew existed. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021: 12:00 EST

Social Capital for Student Success 

You are working hard to help job seekers find employment. You see that they are becoming frustrated by the number of applications that they had to submit and the no callbacks that they have to endure. You spent your time and energy teaching them the best job hunt strategies but they are still not connecting to good labor market opportunities. What else can you do? In this 1.5 hour course, you will learn the basics of social capital development and how it differs greatly from networking. You will be able to teach the skills that the majority of gainfully employed people use to get jobs - how to use strong and weak tie social capital connections to find the job that they didn't know exists.


Edward DeJesus, President of DeJesus Solutions, LLC., the Founders of Social Capital Builders, is a leading authority on social networks and positive youth development. For more than 30 years, he has mixed his love for policy and practice by advocating for increased economic opportunities for youth through culturally responsive training and social capital development. Ed directly addresses the role that race and bias plays in limiting the future economic opportunities of youth and young adults. He argues that every community has the seeds to set up the structures to help youth address these barriers, And, through his research, training, and consultation, he helps organizations learn how to make these seeds grow.

DeJesus is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellow. He holds an M.S. degree in management and urban policy analysis from the New School for Social Research and a B.S. from Fordham University in the Bronx. A fellow of the Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership at Rutgers University, he is the author of Making Connections Work and the best-selling youth book, MAKiN’ iT. His work has been featured on NPR, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and The Miami Herald. For more information on Edward, visit


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