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Senator Hughes Announces $7.5 million in New Funds to Create 3,700 New Summer Jobs

Major Announcement: More Summer Jobs for Philly Youth!

Hello,

State Senator Vincent Hughes and Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty announced funding for a summer jobs initiative that will include $7.5 million in new funds to create over 3,700 new jobs statewide. 
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I am writing with an exciting announcement: Together with Governor Tom Wolf, I am proud to announce that we’ve secured over $7.5 million in new funds to create over 3,700 new summer jobs for youth across Pennsylvania.

A total of 1,400 new positions will be created in Philadelphia through WorkReady Philadelphia and will focus on low-income, high poverty neighborhoods. I am ecstatic that we’ve managed to find this funding so that our young people can have these important opportunities. 

I remember my first summer job with the City of Philadelphia. It was an opportunity for me to earn some money, get valuable work experience, and learn what it means to have a real career. However, cuts in funding over the past several years have endangered the program that funds these positions for our young people.

Thankfully, myself and Governor Wolf were able to work together to find a solution to keep our summer jobs programs in business.

Please share this e-mail with any young people who might be interested in a summer job. Together, we can make sure that all of our youth have full access to a range of opportunities to move our community forward.

Sincerely,
Senator Vincent Hughes

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Senator Hughes and Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty Announce Funding for Summer Jobs
Advocates join with Senator Hughes, Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty, City Council President Darrell Clarke, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Deputy Mayor Mike DiBerardinis, and State Representative Jason Dawkins.

Philadelphia, June 19th, 2015 – State Senator Vincent Hughes and Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff Katie McGinty today announced funding for a summer jobs initiative that will include $7.5 million in new funds to create over 3,700 new jobs statewide. The program will receive $3.5 million in federal funding and $4 million in TANF funds through local Workforce Investment Boards.

“Jobs that pay are important to all residents of the commonwealth, including our youth,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I’m proud to support summer youth employment. A job teaches our youth responsibility, gives them something to do of value, earns them a paycheck and provides valuable experience that will serve them well as they enter adulthood and a full-time workforce.”

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New Funding Means 3,700 Summer Jobs for PA Teens

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- New funding means more summer jobs than ever for teens in Pennsylvania.
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CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- New funding means more summer jobs than ever for teens in Pennsylvania.

In Center City, State Senator Vincent Hughes and the Governor's Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff Katie McGinty announced $7.5 million in new funds to create 3,700 new jobs state wide.

Half of the funding is from the federal government, the other half from the Workforce Investment Board.

The pilot program is focusing on low-income, high poverty neighborhoods.

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U.S., Pa. Team Up for $7.5 Million Summer Jobs Program for Youth

June 20, 2015

Summer vacation has already started for many teens across Pennsylvania, but legislators are hoping to put them to work soon.

Officials from the Wolf administration visited Philadelphia Friday to announce a $7.5 million program that's expected to create 3,700 summer jobs statewide.

Several dozen youth advocates gathered at the Philadelphia Works office today to applaud Gov. Tom Wolf's initiatives to help kids who want to work.

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New Money Announced for Teen Summer Jobs

By Michael Phillis, PhillyVoice

State Sen. Vincent Hughes and other government officials honor Nasir Mack, 16, who received a job with the Community College of Philadelphia through past summer jobs funding.
State Sen. Vincent Hughes and other government officials honor Nasir Mack, 16, who received a job with the Community College of Philadelphia through past summer jobs funding.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is expected to announce $7.5 million in funding to create about 3,700 summer jobs for young people statewide.

The announcement will occur Friday afternoon at Philadelphia Works, an organization that tries to connect people seeking work with employers. Wolf’s chief of staff, Katie McGinty, and Senator Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, will attend the press conference.

Back in February, Mayor Michael Nutter called for the city's business and non-profit community to create 10,000 summer jobs for young people in part through a city campaign titled WorkReady, which is administered by the Philadelphia Youth Network, an organization that works to create opportunities for young people. Nutter did not announce any additional city funding in his call to action.

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2,500 Youth Summer Jobs Announced

By Malcolm Burnley | June 19, 2015

What will the city do about the 46,000 teens and young adults who are not enrolled in school and not working?

Well, today, on the first day of summer for public school students, local and state officials announced that 2,500 new paid jobs will be created this summer for Philadelphians ages 12 to 24, particularly those living in low-income and high-poverty areas. The new jobs are part of a statewide initiative that’s being created with $7.5 million in funding from TANF and federal money, the latter tacked to President Obama’s efforts to secure summer jobs for low-income youth.

Out of that total, $4.4 million are allocated to Philly and will go a long way towards reaching Mayor Nutter's goal of creating 10,000 jobs for youth this summer

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