Photo Gallery: National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
(April 3, 2012)
- Edna Primrose, National Director of Job Corps, facilitated a discussion during the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Summit on how job training can help open the eyes of young people to new opportunities and steer clear of violence.
- Roberta Gassman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training highlighted ETA's ongoing commitment to helping traditionally underserved communities, including low income youth.
- The forum allows representatives from the six participating cities -- Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas and San Jose -- to share knowledge and experience in what works to prevent youth and gang violence.
- ETA's Jacqueline Freeman talks with the group about currently available grant opportunities.
- David Roberts provided an overview of the Summer Jobs+ Initiative and encouraged city leaders to explore how they could involve their own programs.
- Anthony Day, a graduate of the Potomac Job Corps Center, talked about how Job Corp helped him set his life back on track after being homeless as well as develop his passion for cooking.
- Anthony is now managing the kitchen at Meatballs, a popular downtown DC restaurant and has visions of running his own restaurant or hotel one day.