Tag: Job Corps 50th anniversary

Job Corps: The Essence of Good Government

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Job Corps: The Essence of Good Government

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and urged all of America to join him in working to end poverty in the United States. For decades since, slowly but surely, this national War on Poverty has been making a difference in improving the lives of Americans. If you include the social safety net […]

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Job Corps is My Calling

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Job Corps is My Calling

Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form here − or share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50. Anne Marie Scheer drives 106 miles round trip daily to attend classes at […]

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A Journey to Opportunity

Filed in Job Corps, Jobs, Workforce Development by on August 5, 2014 1 Comment
A Journey to Opportunity

My family has been through a lot in the last few years, but through it all, the most important thing for me was always that we stick together. Not too long ago, as I was beginning to make a path for myself in the world as a college student, my mom was incarcerated. It was […]

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A Bold Idea Endures: 50 Years of Job Corps

A Bold Idea Endures: 50 Years of Job Corps

Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form here − or share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50. Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched a series of […]

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A Day in the Life: Kathleen

A Day in the Life: Kathleen

Editor’s note: Aug. 20 will mark 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which created the Job Corps program. To celebrate 50 years of expanding opportunity for disadvantaged young people, we’ll publish a series of blog posts to share Job Corps’ many successes. This is the first post in the […]

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