For nearly four decades, D.C’s Summer Youth Employment Program has helped connect thousands of city youth with constructive work experience. But in recent years the program has faced questions about its effectiveness and how it is funded. With a planned kickoff in a little more than three weeks, we speak to Courtney Snowden, deputy mayor for greater economic opportunity, about the role of the program — now named after founder Marion S. Barry — and how her office is addressing concerns about the program.


  • Courtney Snowden Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO) for D.C.

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