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September 28, 2017

Making Youth Employment Work

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United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, held the second event in the Making Youth Employment Work series. Over 60 participants represented the youth-serving community. The agenda included three focus areas – youth, workforce and organizations serving 15 to 24-year-olds for the workplace. Cinda Herndon-King, director, Atlanta CareerRise, shared what employers are looking for when hiring young people for high-demand careers. A panel of youth-serving organization representatives discussed their successes with the youth employment programs. Panelists included:

  • Debbie Anglin, CEO, Hearts to Nourish Hope
  • Quasandria Turner, Senior Case Manager, Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Virginia Lawley, Senior Director of Teen Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
  • Joseph T. Barker II, Admissions Director, Cristo Rey Atlanta