COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY: POLICY EQUITY FOR ALL
In 2020, gun violence killed nearly 20,000. Gun deaths have increased by 30% since the start of the pandemic. Working with city leaders, C2C researchers helped design new summer job opportunities for low-income youth and are evaluating the program’s long-term impacts on violent crime based on the premise that “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.”
The U.S. faces a historically tight labor market with two job openings for every one unemployed person – the tightest ratio ever recorded-with even greater demand in STEM industries. As part of a three-state coalition, C2C researchers helped develop a training and career pathway for marginalized workers in the biopharma manufacturing and clean tech industries and will study the effectiveness of such programs to reduce unemployment for low-income populations.