Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus

Friends of Job Corps Caucus

To heighten the awareness of and appreciation for Job Corps among policymakers,
administration decision-makers and the public.

What is the Friends of Job Corps Caucus?

The Friends of Job Corps Caucus brings together a diverse and bipartisan group of U.S. House members to serve as a unified voice for the thousands of economically disadvantaged youth Job Corps serves annually. The Caucus draws attention to the integral role Job Corps plays in the economic well-being of local communities, youth and U.S. taxpayers. Since the Job Corps Caucus was established in 2006, it has become one of the largest and most influential congressional member organizations for disadvantaged youth on Capitol Hill.

What does the Caucus do?

The goals and objectives of the Caucus include:

  • Education through congressional briefings and alerts on current and emerging Job Corps issues
  • Communication by initiating a productive dialogue about the quality of services Job Corps provides to thousands of at-risk youth each year
  • Facilitation of communication among Members,employers, youth service providers, and private-sector leaders to strengthen Job Corps’ impact on America’s youth
  • Enhancement of legislative efforts toward protecting and strengthening Job Corps

Previous activities include:

    • Coordinating congressional member visits to Job Corps centers across the nation, as well as visits to
      Member offices located in D.C.
    • Sponsoring Job Corps’ National Commencement Day, which recognizes the 50,000 graduates who complete the program in the 126 centers across the nation each year
    • Hosting the Job Corps Works! Reception on Capitol Hill to connect members of Congress and staff to Job Corps students and supporters from their districts

 

 

Members of the Friends of Job Corps Caucus

Joining the Friends of Job Corps Caucus:

If you have questions or to join, please contact one of the Co-Chair’s offices:
Rep. Sanford Bishop (202-225-3631) or Rep. Lou Barletta (202-225-6511).