- EMCF Employment - The Challenge - EMCF


Inadequate education and the demands of a changing labor market are reducing job opportunities for low-income youth while they exacerbate economic and racial inequality. 

By the Numbers

The recession of 2007-2009 hit low-income young Americans particularly hard and particularly long. An uneven economic recovery has benefited them far less than their more affluent elders. Unemployment and under-employment remain high, and many youth are entirely “disconnected” from job and educational opportunities. For racial minorities and youth with criminal records, prospects are especially grim.

EMCF supports programs that prepare young people to enter the work force, succeed there, and become productive members of society.