[WASHINGTON] — On Thursday, July 10, at 12:30 p.m. ET, Tom Allison, Policy and Research Manager at Young Invincibles, will join U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., for a conference call to discuss how Senator Landrieu’s Middle Class Creating Higher Education Affordability Necessary to Compete Economically (CHANCE) Act can help to close the employment gap between white and African American Millennials by making college more affordable and accessible.
A new report by Young Invincibles on the driving forces of racial disparities in the job market found that it takes two more levels of education for a young African American to have the same job prospect and wages as a white peer. In Louisiana, 18% of African American Millennials are unemployed compared to just 4% of their white peers. The report also shows that the gap closes dramatically among those with college degrees. The full report can be found here.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
What: Conference call with Sen. Landrieu to discuss study that backs Middle Class CHANCE Act to help reduce African American Millennial unemployment.
Who: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
Tom Allison, Young Invincibles Policy and Research Manager
Ariana Mercadel, Graduate of Dillard University
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET