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Jun 12, 2017, 07:30 ET New Report Highlights Billions In Lost Tax Revenues From Out-of-Work Youth Without High School Diplomas Amidst National Labor Shortage

Illinois is losing nearly $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...


Jan 30, 2017, 14:32 ET New Report Responds To Trump Tweets: Cities Need Jobs For Youth, Not Troops

The connection between concentrated, systemic joblessness and the spate of violence that has put Chicago onto front pages across the world is...


Jan 25, 2016, 06:02 ET Chicago Leads National Average, New York And Los Angeles In Out Of Work, Out Of School Youth

     A new report, Lost: The Crisis Of Jobless and Out Of School Teens and Young Adults In Chicago, Los Angeles, New...


Jan 29, 2015, 12:06 ET Tomorrow: New Teen Employment Report To Be Released At Youth Hearing

A new report providing a comparative analysis of youth unemployment between Chicago, Illinois and the United States will be released at the Chicago...


May 12, 2014, 07:00 ET Today: Trayvon Martin Infuses 2014 Chicago Youth Film Festival

WHAT:       As Trayvon Martin's father calls for a renewed civil rights movement leading up to the one year...


Jan 17, 2014, 06:00 ET New Report Shows Black Teens Lead Nation In Youth Unemployment

  WHAT:       As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" legislation, introduced...


Jan 24, 2013, 08:00 ET Toni Preckwinkle With State & Local Leaders Attend Hearing On Youth Joblessness At Chicago Urban League

WHAT:    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will join state and local legislative, educational, civic and...


Jan 23, 2013, 08:00 ET Toni Preckwinkle With State & Local Leaders Attend Hearing On Youth Joblessness At Chicago Urban League

WHAT:   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will join state and local legislative, educational, civic and...


Dec 10, 2012, 07:00 ET IL Senate Pres. Cullerton & Maj. Leader Currie to Address New Dropout Data

What:  Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton and General Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie will join other...


Dec 07, 2011, 07:00 ET Toni Preckwinkle, Jean-Claude Brizard & Gery Chico Speak to a New State & Local Report on Social & Fiscal Costs for Dropouts

     What: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard &...


Dec 06, 2011, 16:44 ET Toni Preckwinkle, Jean-Claude Brizard & Gery Chico Speak to a New State & Local Report on Social & Fiscal Costs for Dropouts

What: Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard & Illinois State Board of Education...


May 25, 2010, 06:00 ET Teen-Produced Films Showcased at 3rd Annual Chicago Youth Film Festival 'A Reel Look at their Neighborhoods (Reel Look)'

The 3rd Annual Chicago Youth Community Film Festival, "A Reel Look at their Neighborhoods (Reel Look)," awards presentation and film screening was...


Mar 23, 2010, 11:57 ET Youth Demand Teen Age Relief Program (TARP) Bailout

Teens laden with a 10-foot raft, buckets and life preservers marched today to the U.S. Capitol during a Youth Unemployment Rally demanding a Teen...


Oct 09, 2009, 13:48 ET Black Male Dropouts Lead Nation in Incarceration

On any given day, nearly 23 percent of all young Black men ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school are in jail, prison, or a...


May 14, 2009, 06:00 ET 2nd Annual Chicago Youth Community Film Festival Showcases Films Made by Teens With a Message for Teens

'A Reel Look At Their Neighborhoods' Films Show Issues That Chicago Students Are Facing Now The 2nd Annual Chicago Youth Community Film...


May 13, 2009, 18:30 ET 2nd Annual Chicago Youth Community Film Festival 'A Reel Look at their Neighborhoods'

Showcases Films Produced By Teens with a Message for Teens on Issues that Chicago Students are Now Facing WHAT: The 2nd Annual Chicago Youth...


May 10, 2007, 01:00 ET Former Dropouts Attend 'A Night to Remember' Alternative Prom

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For most students, the senior prom is one of the biggest events of the year, but for students who have dropped...


Oct 20, 2003, 01:00 ET Out-of-School & Jobless Youth Reach Crisis Levels 87,000 Jobless Youth Walk Chicago's Streets New Report Releases Data on State, Metro, and City Disconnected Youth

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly half of Chicago's young black men on the street and one in five of all young Chicagoans high-school...


Jul 28, 2003, 01:00 ET Chicago Foster Care Youth Beat the Odds to Graduate

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 74 former Chicago foster care high school drop outs received a special certificate and were honored...


Jun 17, 2001, 01:00 ET 1990s Economic Boom Skipped Generation of 'Nowhere Kids'

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly five million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 were out of school and out of work at the turn of...