Young People

Doing an internship while in college has become a near prerequisite for obtaining a good job.  Yet internships are often out of reach for low-income students because most of them are unpaid. This report outlines the limitations of the current college internship system, and proposes the...
03/23/2010
Publication
Policy Analyst Viany Orozco points out that for those who enter the workforce for the first time during a recession, the wage hit can last for many years down the road. GritTV with Laura Flanders
03/09/2010
Video
As we watch in dismay as our political institutions seem unable to cope effectively with the many challenges we face, a Pew Research report, Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next, sheds a ray of hope.  It declares that the millennial generation is confident, tolerant, educated, connected...
03/03/2010
News/Resource
Watch LIVE today, Wednesday, October 26, the CFPB's Raj Date will speak in Minneapolis about student loans at 1 PM Eastern. Streaming video below. America's students are facing a serious threat from subprime private loans, and the situation could worsen unless Congress votes to close a...
12/02/2009
Publication
Strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency Needed to Regulate Education Loan Products Washington, DC — America's students are facing a serious threat from subprime private loans, and the situation could worsen unless Congress votes to close a potential loophole in the proposed Consumer...
12/02/2009
Press Release
Even before the Great Recession of 2008, today's young adults were on track to have the dubious distinction of being the first generation in a century not likely to end up better off than their parents. Stagnant wages, job insecurity, the decline in employer sponsored health insurance and...
10/09/2009
Publication
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