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Promoting Workforce Development Programs Through Interview-Style Marketing Videos

How do vulnerable youth from high-crime areas in El Salvador find jobs in the formal labor market?  Through innovative workforce and positive youth development programs that target the harsh realities of these youth. In El Salvador, at-risk youth from high-crime municipalities often face barriers to entering the formal economy. Some of these barriers include access [...]

2021-02-10T20:58:22+00:00February 10th, 2021|Blog, Newsroom|

Inclusive Data Collection Strategies Elevating the Voices of Marginalized Populations Around the World

Are governments and programs around the world making decisions based on incomplete data collection strategies that are not inclusive of disadvantaged and marginalized populations such as women, youth, and persons with disabilities? Failing to take into account the significant impact of government programs on these populations can skew the findings of assessments and limit the [...]

2020-10-06T20:48:34+00:00October 6th, 2020|Blog, Newsroom|

Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19

By the end of March 2020, it was clear COVID-19 was spreading rapidly throughout the country.  People experiencing homelessness, who tend to have higher rates of chronic illness, were at higher risk of contracting serious illnesses due to COVID-19 as many live in high-capacity, large barrack-style shelters or outside without regular access to sanitation facilities [...]

2020-09-18T16:06:54+00:00September 18th, 2020|Blog, Newsroom|

Applying Remote Trainings Lessons: Engaging Participants and Assessing Learning Pivotal to Success

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt most face-to-face professional trainings, many organizations are now acknowledging that they must view remote learning as more than a temporary measure. For them, and for those organizations that had long considered transitioning to remote methods of delivering training content, this is a good time to assess current remote [...]

2020-08-14T13:43:01+00:00August 14th, 2020|Blog, Newsroom|

A commitment to a movement—not just a moment

As a mission-driven organization, Cloudburst has always been and remains committed to addressing issues that advance social, economic, and environmental sustainability, and ensure that the needs of low-income and vulnerable populations are accounted for in our work. We seek to enhance the quality of life of others and renew our commitment to create spaces for [...]

2020-06-29T14:49:47+00:00June 26th, 2020|Blog|

Cloudburst Travels to Phoenix to Film NFHTA Relaunch Video

Last week, two members of the Cloudburst team traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to interview fair housing practitioners and experts for a video we're developing to celebrate the relaunch of HUD's National Fair Housing Academy (NFHTA) in April. This video will highlight the history of fair housing and how it has changed over time; the importance [...]

2020-02-19T19:58:30+00:00February 18th, 2020|Blog, Newsroom|

USAID Congratulates Cloudburst on Award of a Small Business Applied Research Contract

On Tuesday, October 1st, the USAID Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) congratulated Cloudburst as one of four small businesses that were awarded a Small Business Applied Research contract co-created with the Cambodia Mission. Cloudburst, along with PartnersGlobal and the DevLab at Duke University, will implement an innovative Randomized Control Trial (RCT) to test [...]

2020-08-20T20:42:07+00:00October 15th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|

Senator Cardin Congratulates Cloudburst on $12 Million Community Compass Award

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin’s office extended a congratulatory visit to celebrate Cloudburst’s continued partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the recent announcement of a $12 million Community Compass Technical Assistance Award. Managed by HUD’s Technical Assistance Division, Community Compass is HUD’s integrated technical assistance and capacity building initiative to help [...]

2020-08-20T20:40:29+00:00September 30th, 2019|Blog, Newsroom|