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Groundwork Somerville Green Team to meet with State Legislators about Youth Jobs
May 6, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tomorrow, as part of the state-wide campaign for youth jobs, Somerville teens from two community organizations, Groundwork Somerville and Teen Empowerment, will meet with state legislators to discuss funding for youth summer jobs. Youth will ask for 6.4 million dollars for youth jobs in 2011 – $4 million for the YouthWorks line item that funds youth jobs at non-profits and in government and $2 million for the School to Career line item which funds youth jobs training and workforce development. Youth will also look to begin a discussion with state legislators about how to bring more funding for youth summer jobs to Somerville. Currently, Somerville does not receive any funding from the YouthWorks line item for youth summer jobs.