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These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? There are many ways youth experiencing homelessness benefit from work, including building skills, improving lifelong earnings, meeting basic needs, and becoming stably housed. However, the systems and programs that touch the lives of homeless youth are rarely coordinated in a way that successfully connects them to work, and there are few established best practices for providing them with employment services. This session will discuss systems-level efforts to help youth experiencing homelessness access employment, with an example from Hennepin County, MN, as well as an example of effective programming for homeless youth that includes social enterprise employment.