Transcript

This virtual event will focus on the important role summer jobs can play for Chicago’s South and West Side youth as vaccination rates rise and the pandemic shows signs of abating. Government, industry, community development, and research leaders will highlight the pandemic’s impact on youth, including the ramifications of school closures and strategies to support teens as the nation looks to recover. The panelists will discuss how summer jobs can benefit the economic prospects for youth—particularly those from Chicago’s Black and Latinx communities—and the ways in which employers, nonprofits, mentors, and volunteers can work together to grow opportunities for summer jobs and the valuable experiences they provide.

Experts will underscore:

  • How summer jobs benefit youth
  • How summer jobs can help youth overcome the challenges of the pandemic
  • How employers benefit from offering summer job opportunities to youth
  • What you can do to help Chicago’s youth

Charles Evans

Charles Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Opening Remarks


Mike Berry

Mike Berry

Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Moderator


Iona Calhoun-Battiste

Iona Calhoun-Battiste

Director of Opportunity Youth and Employment Strategies
Thrive Chicago

Panelist


Iona Calhoun-Battiste

Michael A. Chiappetta

Director, North America and Chicago Market Development
Accenture

Panelist


Sara Heller

Sara Heller

Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Michigan

Panelist


Sybil Madison

Sybil Madison

Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services
City of Chicago

Panelist


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