$5M PepsiCo program to create job pathways for 3K young people on South, West Sides

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A Chicago Sun-Times story on a PepsiCo program to create job pathways young people on Chicago’ South and West Sides cites findings from a 2019 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness.

Some 12% of African American youth ages 16-19 were neither in school nor working, compared to 8% of Latinos and 5% of whites in that age group, according to a December 2019 report by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute, based on U.S. Census figures.

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