Young men from Chicago talk about their communities and how the program Chicago CRED has impacted their lives.
On March 9, Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan convened a panel of young people from Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Diversity) to discuss their experiences, including problems they’ve faced and challenges they’ve overcome in dealing with gun violence in their communities. As communities deal with these issues, many nonprofit programs, such as Chicago CRED, have stepped in to help guide at-risk young adults. The discussion centered around the personal impact of programs that focus on mentorship, job training, and creating a sustainable skill set for long-term personal and professional growth.
Photo by Ralph Alswang