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Case Study: Young People Skirting Traditional Institutions

BALTIMORE CASE STUDY Generation Progress is launching a series of case studies to explore how young people have been involved in local efforts that have successfully moved forward the dual priorities of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. Young people are the generation most ...

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Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in New York, NY

Generation Progress traveled to New York, New York to report on one of the most successful youth-driven cure violence programs in the nation, Youth Organizing to Save our Streets.

Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in Columbia, SC

In Columbia, Generation Progress conducted interviews with local law enforcement, community members, activists, and elected officials, to understand how this southern city has become a leader in the fight to prevent gun violence, reform the criminal justice system, and transform police practices, ...

Young Money: At Midyear, Youth Unemployment and Labor Participation Rise

Amidst an escalating trade war with China, presidential threats to American companies, and doubt from the international community of America’s economic commitment to our European partners, the economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June, with the unemployment rate ticking up to 4 percent. ...

Young Money: Unemployment Reaches Historic Low, Youth Rate Edges Up

As the American economy gears into the summer months, the unemployment rate continued its downward trend, while the youth unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds edged up slightly. In the month of May the overall unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest since 2000. While the youth ...

Young Money: Overall Unemployment Rate Falls Below 4%, Youth Unemployment Dips

Unemployment rate hits a historic low, youth unemployment dips to 8.4 percent.

For the first time in nearly two decades the unemployment rate dipped under 4 percent, with the unemployment rate for 18 to 24 year olds falling to 8.4 percent. This major milestone marks a strong jobs report which shows 164,000 jobs being added to the economy in the month of April. These numbers, ...

The Devastating Impact of Gun Violence on Young People

Stories of gun violence are all too common among young Americans. The United States’ gun violence epidemic disproportionately ravages young people, particularly young people of color. In short, gun violence is shattering a generation.

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