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May 23, 2019, 09:28 ET Once Out Of School & Jobless Youth Fighting For Their Communities

Breaking the Chains, was the title of a workshop facilitated by formerly out-of-school and out-of-work youth, who know firsthand the impact of...


May 03, 2019, 12:10 ET New Report Shows Significant Increase In Youth Who Are Out Of School & Jobless

Rising numbers of Chicago's young adults, age 20-24, are out of school and out of work, reflecting a national trend that is more acute in Chicago and ...


May 14, 2018, 06:00 ET New Report On Youth Joblessness Highlights Statewide Crisis For Employers

With a well-documented story of critical labor shortages across the country and especially in the Midwest, a new report focuses on the tens of...


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, 13:32 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 brought ...


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 York City, Illinois and the U.S.,...


Jun 18, 2015, 07:42 ET New National Report: Teens Face Summer Scarcity Of Jobs

A new report's projection of continued high unemployment among teenagers, and the threat of cuts in funding for summer youth employment programs...


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 anniversary of the trial that acquitted George...


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 by President Johnson during his State of the Union...


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 community leaders for a hearing on...


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 community leaders for a hearing on...


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 legislative and...


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 & Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico...


Dec 06, 2011, 04:44 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 Chairman Gery Chico...


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 Age ...