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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:47

Comedy Show - A Laugh Out Loud Fundraiser

Come join the Alternative School Network for an evening of laughter at our 2nd Annual Comedy Show Fundraiser. We have a night full of Chicago's best comedians, cash bar, and a silent auction. Comedians include Leon Rogers, Wildcat, Jeremiah Frazier and others! Grab your friends and join us for a night out that supports Opportunity Youth in Chicago. Can't attend? We would appreciate a donation.

Officials say jobs are key to reducing violence, but they're not facing the scale. So, WBEZ took a crack at the calculations.

Meet Angelo Ross, one of five teens spotlighted by Allstate at the Aspen Ideas Festival

 

 

June 12th Press Conference - Illinois and the U.S. are losing an estimated $9.5 billion in future tax revenue, as tens of thousands of out-of-school youth who lack a high school diploma can’t find work. Today a news conference with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-2); Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10); and Chicago Ald. Patrick O'Connor (Ward 40) addressed findings in the report The High Costs for Out of School & Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County.

Friday, 26 May 2017 15:12

Youth Jobs: A Smart Investment

CITY COUNCIL AND COUNTY BOARD COME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS CRISIS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
“Nothing Builds a Future Like a Job”

Alderman Patrick O’Connor (40th Ward) and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District) who chair the Chicago City Council Workforce & Audit Committee and the Cook County Workforce, Housing & Community Development Committee respectively will address in a public hearing the barriers young people face finding a job in Cook County and policy initiatives to improve the outlook for these young people.

The ASN Youth Resilience Project is dedicated to the cause of bringing knowledge, awareness, and support to schools around issues associated with youth trauma.

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