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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Senior Youth Workforce Specialist, World Learning
Karla Yoder is the Senior Youth Workforce Specialist at World Learning, providing technical leadership to the Youth Workforce & Entrepreneurship program portfolio. She has over 20 years of experience designing, supporting, and researching workforce and economic development programs in both developing economies and the United States. Her areas of expertise include demand-driven training and education, youth employment, school-to-work transition, small and medium enterprise development, and access to finance. Ms. Yoder served as a FUSE Executive Fellow at the District of Columbia’s Workforce Investment Council, developing strategy and designing programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has overseen workforce and economic development programs in Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Rwanda, the United States, Yemen, and Zambia. Her publications include “Women and microcredit: A critical introduction” in The Women, Gender & Development Reader, The 21st Century Community College: A Strategic Guide to Maximizing Labor Market Responsiveness, and Strengthening Education to Drive Economic Development: A Manual for Replicating The CEC Experience in Your Community. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the School for International Training.
Expertise: youth employment; workforce development; economic development; private sector engagement; positive youth development