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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...

Dec 05, 2013, 08:05 ET

Truancy Rates Skyrocket While Dropout Rates Decline

 New data on truancy, chronic truancy and high school dropouts in Chicago and Illinois was released at a high-level policy briefing, "Hope...

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...

Jan 24, 2012, 08:00 ET

New Employment Reports to be Released at Chicago Urban League and ASN Youth Hearing

What: A new series of four reports describing the devastation of the down economy during the past ten years on both adult and teen...

Jan 23, 2012, 09:00 ET

New Employment Reports to be Released at Youth Hearing on President's Jobs Bill

What: A new series of four reports describing the devastation of the down economy during the past ten years on both adult and teen...

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...

Nov 12, 2009, 12:00 ET

Ill. Board of Education Chair Ruiz, State Senator Lightford & State Representative Mitchell Report on Breakthrough Legislation for Dropout Re-Enrollment

State and local officials addressed statewide solutions to ending Illinois's high school dropout crisis at a luncheon symposium hosted today by...

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...

Aug 25, 2006, 01:00 ET

New Program Prepares Urban Education Leaders to Lead Small Schools that Re-Enroll Dropouts

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeastern Illinois University and the Alternative Schools Network will announce a new two year program that...

May 03, 2006, 01:00 ET

Former Dropouts Compete in Alternative Idol

CHICAGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Former dropouts from the Alternative Schools Network (ASN), will compete in the...

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...

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