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Creating Economic Opportunities for Thousands of Unemployed Houston Youth

Creating Economic Opportunities for Thousands of Unemployed Houston Youth

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWhat would it take to make some 100,000 unemployed young Houstonians more successful and prosperous? The answer: interventions that target educational development. What does that mean? We find out from Bill Fulton, director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

His organization, along with JP Morgan Chase, has released a new report on what’s needed to help these young Houstonians get jobs and lead a better life. It’s called “Houston’s Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston’s Economy.”

He tells us more about who these young people are, where they’re most likely to live in Greater Houston and what kinds of services could help them find better careers and economic opportunity.

RESOURCES:
Youth Build
Cafe College
Workforce Solutions

About the Author

Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →