Monday, August 18, 2008

August 19th Community Meeting on SYEP

Community Speaks Out About the Plight of Summer Youth Employment Program
Citywide coalition offers recommendations to improve the issue-plagued system.

Washington, DC – Providing approximately 11,000 of the more than 20,000 job placements for the District’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), community based organizations have a significant stake in the success of the program. The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, a citywide coalition of more than 95 youth-engaged organizations, has called for a community meeting on the troubled SYEP on August 19 at 4pm in the Eaton Room of All Soul’s Church at 1500 Harvard Street, NW. Providers, parents, and youth will share their experiences with and concerns and recommendations for the SYEP. In addition to the community, representatives from the Department of Employment Services, the Office of Contracting and Procurement, and the City Council are expected to attend...

Read the whole press release here.

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