The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) will award 4-8 grants later this year of up to ~$200,000 each to support partnerships of employers, education institutions, community partners, and policy leaders who are working together to build high-quality youth apprenticeship programs to meet local economic need.

PAYA was launched with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ballmer Group, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Joyce Foundation, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and the Siemens Foundation. In addition to this national group, there is a potential opportunity for additional funders – including regional foundations – to make aligned investments that might further scale the impact of this initiative.

You’re invited to join Workforce Matters on Thursday, February 21st at 3:00 pm eastern/12:00 pm pacific for a brief, 30-minute, funders-only Q&A call to learn more about PAYA. We’ll be joined by Brent Parton of New America and representatives of the national funders group.

Participation is free and open to any funder, but you must RSVP in advance: Click here to register.

Interested in learning more about PAYA before the call? Please visit