Young People

New York, NY — A growing number of young students are turning to more affordable community colleges for their higher education, but only an alarming two out of five finish a degree within six years of enrollment, according to a new report published today. Work Less, Study More & Succeed:...
09/29/2009
Press Release
High rates of geographic mobility in the United States, combined with requirements for re-registration that often accompany an address change, contribute significantly to America's low rates of voter registration and turnout. As this briefing paper shows, people of color, low-income people and the...
07/24/2009
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Today's 20-somethings are likely to be the first generation to not be better off than their parents." This is the first line of Economic State of Young America, a report released by Demos, a nonpartisan public policy think tank in New York City. And that's a troubling thesis for a generation that...
05/23/2009
News/Resource
Although the 2008 presidential election showcased a more diverse electorate with an increase in voter registration and turnout by historically underrepresented Americans -- including youth and minorities -- the movement toward a more balanced electorate that represents all citizens is still a work...
04/16/2009
News/Resource
New York, NY — This week Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy research and advocacy center, is pleased to announce two significant staffing changes: Tamara Draut has been named Vice President for Policy and Programs, joining Demos President Miles Rapoport in the executive leadership...
03/11/2009
Press Release
Proposal to Expand Funding for Low-Income Students; Increased Access to Federal Loan Program New York, NY — Demos, a national, non-partisan, public policy and advocacy organization, in partnership with twelve national organizations representing students, colleges, consumers, and college...
12/12/2008
Press Release
Goal to Double the Number of Low- Income Students in the U.S. Who Earn a Postsecondary Degree by Age 26 New York — Today, Demos, a national public policy and advocacy center, was announced as one of the core grantees in a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to double the number...
12/09/2008
Press Release
New Report by Demos Underscores Survey Findings, Showing Sharp Rise in College-Related Costs and Debt; Access for Minorities WASHINGTON, DC — The rising cost of college is a critical, yet largely overlooked concern of voters this election year, according to a new National Education...
09/18/2008
Press Release
As Miles and Stuart write in Capturing Democracy's Surge, "America needs an election process that is efficient, trustworthy, and welcoming. We need a renewed sense of citizenship and service, and a government that people can believe in. The next administration should work hard to bring all voices...
09/15/2008
Publication
The Economic State of Young America is a comprehensive databook offering proof that a combination of declining incomes, growing debt, and high costs of education, homeownership and healthcare are conspiring to make this generation the first to not surpass the living standards of their parents. The...
05/06/2008
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