SYEP FBCHICAGO – In an effort to provide at-risk youth with an opportunity to develop new skill sets, State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) announced the expansion of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program, which creates additional employment opportunities for underserved youth in the South Side of Chicago.

Early work experience allows teens to learn what their passions are and explore future career paths,” Jones said. The program will help them learn work and professional skills, like time management and creating a resume, that will help shape them for years to come.”

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“SB 1621 directs the Illinois Complete Count Commission to expand the census to address the poor communities that the census historically overlooks,” Senator Emil Jones lll said. “The Census should reflect a fundamental truth: We all count."

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