Mayor Expands Youth Workforce Program to Alleviate Crime

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

To address an increase in violent crime, NewDEAL Leader Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced the Dallas Works Program, aiming to employ over 1,000 high school students at over 75 companies during the summer of 2020. The program will assist lower-income teenagers and aims to respond to the concerns raised by the mayoral task force focused on a recent upward trend in violent crime. Johnson believes the program will make strides in mitigating violence by giving "kids an opportunity to learn professional skills, to contribute to their communities, and to stay out of trouble." Read more about Mayor Johnson's efforts to employ Dallas youth here.

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