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Building Opportunities for Young Adults

May 21, 2014

On Monday May 12, 2014, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and Forum for Community Solutions held a discussion to explore the challenges of young adults in the labor market. The conversation highlighted ideas for expanding meaningful volunteer, on-the-job learning, and entrepreneurship opportunities to help our newest generation of workers gain the experiences and skills they need to be successful in the labor market.  

Panelists included John Bridgeland, president and CEO of Civic Enterprises; LaShauntaye Moore, Earth Conservation Corps; Henry Rock, executive director and founder of City Startup Labs; and Elizabeth Shuler, secretary-treasurer/CFO, AFL-CIO.  The conversation was moderated by Nona Willis Aronowitz, National Reporter for NBC News Digital.