Black and Latino Youth in Cook County Need Jobs But Can’t Find Them

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Black and Latino Youth in Cook County Need Jobs But Can’t Find Them

A new study out from the Great Cities Institute at UIC shows that Cook County holds a dubious distinction. We lead the nation when it comes to unemployed young people of color. 

And that high unemployment rate snowballs into everything from kids who aren’t prepared for adulthood to violence in our neighborhoods. Morning Shift talks to UIC’s Teresa Cordova about the numbers, and Alternative School Network’s Jack Wuest about how he’s trying to make a dent in the problem.