City Council should increase its funding to the Neutral Zone’s Jobs Corps Program.
This will create more resources and staff to transition under-resourced youth to college. The program does more than just pay for community college. It puts youth aged 18-24 through these five processes: readiness, training, mentorship and coaching, access to city jobs, and a two-year associate degree.
That Jobs Corps Program should be expanded until every young person has a fair shot at a university degree and a good job.