Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth)


The Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth) works to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities by helping states build capacity in their youth service delivery and workforce systems.

Project Activities

The center conducts research, develops partnerships, and shares best practices in the field. The center also assists states in identifying new opportunities to expand career pathways and work-based learning for youth and young adults, while supporting strategic partnerships, professional development, and systems coordination.


Contact Information

Kimberly J. Osmani, PhD
Phone: 405-410-5296
Assistant’s phone: 607-255-4921

Funding Agencies

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Principal Investigator

Kimberly J. Osmani, PhD

Collaborating Partners

Council of State Governments (Lead) and San Diego State University Interwork Institute