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Recap of Youth Employment: A Smart Investment on January 30, 2015 at The Chicago Urban League Featured

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Over 300 people attended Youth Employment: A Smart Investment hearing at The Chicago Urban League on January 30, 2015.

The hearing was co-sponsored by The Chicago Urban League, Chicago Area Project, Westside Health Authority, Youth Connection Charter School, Black United Fund of Illinois and the Alternative Schools Network.

Pictures, video and the report "A Frayed Connection: Joblessness among Teens in Chicago - January 2015" are available below. 

The hearing panel included:

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

District 27 - Monique Davis
District 30 - Will Davis
District 33 - Marcus Evans, Jr.
District 08 - La Shawn Ford
District 24 - Elizabeth Hernandez
District 29 - Thaddeus Jones
District 60 - Rita Mayfield

STATE SENATORS

District 33 - Mattie Hunter
District 14 - Emil Jones, III
District 07 - Heather Steans
District 17 - Donne Trotter

CHICAGO ALDERMANS

Ward 28 - Jason Ervin
Ward 37 - Emma Mitts
Ward 48 - Harry Osterman
Ward 17 - Latasha Thomas

ALSO...

Karen Chavers, on behalf of Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin
Commissioner of Chicago Dept. of Family and Support Services Evelyn Diaz, on behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Click here to view pics from the event!


Please watch this short video of the hearing -


Download the Reports released at the hearing and created by The Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University -

A Frayed Connection: Joblessness among Teens in Chicago - January 2015
Paul Harrington, Neeta Fogg, And Ishwar Khatiwada
Center for Labor Markets and Policy, Drexel University





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