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At The Urban League of Long Island, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation to Connect Local At-Risk Youth With Job Opportunities

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Location: Hempstead, NY

Urban Jobs Act Provides Resources For Non-Profit And Community Groups To Prepare Youth For New Employment And Educational Opportunities

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with Long Island community leaders to announce new legislation aimed at increasing employment among at-risk youth. The Urban Jobs Act would provide federal funding to nonprofit organizations, allowing them to carry out programming to prepare youth for employment, particularly benefiting youth that have dropped out of high school or have been subject to any stage of the criminal justice process.

"Supporting education and training for our youth is a smart investment that will help rebuild our local economy and pay dividends over the long term," said Senator Gillibrand. "This program would give organizations on Long Island the tools and resources they need to help city youth prepare for future jobs, find employment opportunities, and reach their full potential. The skills they would acquire through this program are invaluable. Helping our youth compete in the difficult economy will have a lasting, positive impact on our community."

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