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White House Council for Community Solutions Launches National Effort to Put Disconnected Youth on Pathways to Education and Work

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (All day)



100-Day effort to spur new commitments to support 1 in 6 young adults out of jobs and school
 

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Obama’s challenge to the nation to help every young adult find a pathway to long-term economic success, The White House Council for Community Solutions today announced it will join a diverse coalition of partners to launch a 100-day initiative to unite all citizens to go “All In” for youth.

White House Highlights Local Leaders As “Champions of Change” For Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (All day)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, January 12th, eight local leaders who are following in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include business and non-profit leaders and community volunteers, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and in providing economic opportunity to others in their community.

We Can't Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 (All day)


Today, the White House announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. The President proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16-24 in the American Jobs Act as part of the Pathways Back to Work fund.

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