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Creating Economic Opportunities for Thousands of Unemployed Houston Youth

What would it take to make some 100,000 unemployed young Houstonians more successful and prosperous? The answer: interventions that target educational development. What does that mean? We find out from Bill Fulton, director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. His organization, along with JP Morgan Chase, has released a new report on what’s […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWhat would it take to make some 100,000 unemployed young Houstonians more successful and prosperous? The answer: interventions that target educational development. What does that mean? We find out from Bill Fulton, director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

His organization, along with JP Morgan Chase, has released a new report on what's needed to help these young Houstonians get jobs and lead a better life. It’s called “Houston's Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston's Economy.”

He tells us more about who these young people are, where they’re most likely to live in Greater Houston and what kinds of services could help them find better careers and economic opportunity.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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