Authors Thea Crum Katherine Faydash Abstract In the spring semester of 2018, high school students at three Chicago Public Schools took part in a participatory budgeting process as part of their civics class. The result? After the process was over, more than 80% of evaluation survey respondents said that they […]
This report provides a more detailed view of youth jobless and jobless and out of school data throughout the state of Illinois than what has been analyzed to date and has findings that have implications for the direction of future policy aimed at improving employment conditions for young people.
This report, The High Costs for Out of School and Jobless Youth in Chicago and Cook County, is the fourth report produced by UIC’s Great Cities Institute (GCI) for the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).
New report on youth joblessness commissioned by Alternative Schools Network for the January 30, 2017 hearing “More Jobs, Less Violence: Connecting Youth to a Brighter Future” at the Chicago Urban League.
Authors Rachel Weber, Ph.D. Stephanie Farmer, Ph.D. Mary Donoghue Abstract Our study sheds light on the multiple, often conflicting interests that school districts must balance to plan for the capital needs of school-age populations. We investigate the factors that led to the closure of public schools in Chicago between 2000 […]
Author Matthew D. Wilson Abstract Issues of youth employment have gained much attention in Chicago as the number of youth without Jobs has hit historic highs in recent years. As shown in the recent report prepared by the Great Cities Institute, “Lost: The Crisis Of Jobless and Out Of School […]
This was report prepared for the March 22, 2016 Cook County Board of Commissioners Workforce, Housing and Community Development Committee hearing.
This report contains compilations and calculations of various employment data for males and females 16 to 24 years old by race/ethnicity from 2005 to 2014, comparing Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. and in some instances, adding Los Angeles and New York.
This paper explores ways to remedy adolescents’ failure to acquire reading-to-learn skills and explains the importance of being able to understand texts from diverse disciplines in order to be successful in the professional workplace and enhance overall life chances.
There are a myriad of challenges and issues faced when working with children and adolescents diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).