New Strategies for Youth Employment: Rebuilding Community Jobs in the Face of Globalization

Thursday, May 14, 2015
12:30 - 2:00pm
UCLA Public Affairs| Luskin Faculty Lounge 5391

Presented by: Teresa Cordova| University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of Great Cities Institute

                          Jose Osuna | Homeboy Industries



About the Talk:

Hard hit by economic restructuring have been young people of color, who face high under/unemployment rates resulting in conditions of increasing and persistent inequality, likely to affect generations to come. After assessing an array of policies that affect employment conditions among youth, Córdova will present neighborhood scale strategies that (re)build communities while increasing opportunities for youth (self)employment.



About the Speakers:


Teresa Cordova

Teresa Córdova is the newly appointed Director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute. She is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA).  Dr. Córdova is a former elected official on the Bernalillo County (New Mexico) Board of Commissioners.  While a County Commissioner, she served on the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority; The Metropolitan Transportation Board; and was Chair of The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Government Commission. While Commissioner, she brought needed infrastructure projects and improvements, economic development, amenities such as open space and parks, a medical clinic, youth facilities and various services to her district. She also initiated several long range planning projects.


Professor Córdova is currently President of the Board of Directors of The Praxis Project, a national, nonprofit organization that provides research, technical assistance and financial support to tackle issues impacting the well being of communities. 

Jose Osuna

Director, Employment Services at HomeBoy Industries



This event is presented by the UCLA Urban Planning Department and cosponsored with the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)