Summer Jobs, First Jobs: Tackling Youth Unemployment

18 Jul


18 Jul 12:00 pm - 01 Jan 1:30 pm


1100 Longworth House Office Building

15 Independence Ave SE, Washington

More than 1 in 10 young Americans ages 16 to 24 – including more than 63,000 in the metro DC area – are “disconnected” from both work and school, neither in a job nor in the classroom. Their plight is a major challenge that policymakers must tackle to ensure that all young people in America have a chance to succeed.
Join PPI for a July 18 lunch briefing on Capitol Hill to learn more about the hidden crisis of youth unemployment and how forward-thinking employers and nonprofits are working together to reconnect young people. In particular, this event will feature new results a from a pilot effort led by the International Youth Foundation, McDonald’s and other nonprofits that created more than 4,000 job and educational opportunities in Chicago for young people at risk.

Lunch will be provided.

Longworth House Office Building Room 1100, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Washington, D.C.


  • Anne Kim, Vice President of Domestic Policy, PPI

Featured Panelists:

  • Susan Reichle, CEO, International Youth Foundation
  • Melissa Kersey, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s
  • Vincent Hale, McDonald’s Owner Operator, Chicago, Illinois
  • Erica Cuevas, Senior Policy Manager, Jobs for the Future


Please RSVP by clicking here. 

Online registration is not available for this event.