August 28, 2010
A new mural was dedicated Saturday morning at Uplift Community High School in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. The bricolage mosaic was designed by teens involved… More ›
Since late 2019, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board has been promoting a communitywide initiative, “Chicago Forward: Young Lives in the Balance,” to explore jobs and job-training to reach disconnected youths. That goal is even more urgent now, as the city copes with both unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have to be that link, that connection.”
Melissa Mister, chief program officer for After School Matters, was talking about jobs. She was reminding us how hard it can be for the young people in our community who don’t have the connections — a well-connected uncle, a mom on the auxiliary board, a bank president neighbor — who grease the way toward so many internships and jobs in our world. Read more here.