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When we think of unemployment, we often think of its immediate effects: people who are unemployed are unable to earn a regular salary, and are therefore unable to pay their bills. However, unemployment has much further-reaching effects on individuals, families, and the economy at large....

Research indicates that children who have a clear and positive image of their futures are better able to overcome the hurdles that being born into low-income communities can place before them. Beginning in kindergarten, the highest performing, "no-excuses" charter schools expose their students to the...

Monday, July 1st, 2013 Press Contact: Courtney Haynes, 540-320-4494 courtney@hopestreetgroup.org Monique Nadeau, who has led Hope Street Group since 2007, plans to transition leadership at the end of 2013. Monique has spearheaded the organization’s economic opportunity initiatives in the areas of education, health, and workforce development and grown the...

In today’s economy, there are 23 million American youth who have not found a meaningful place in the workforce—meaning they are not finding work, not finding enough work, or have become discouraged from seeking work altogether. Much of the focus on fixing this problem has...

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