10 Sep 2014

Job Corps turns 50 today. Here are four people the program helped.

Job Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, marking a half century as one of the nation’s largest career-training networks for low-income youths.

The program, a vanguard of President Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, has seen its share of problems in recent years, including relatively low completion rates at certain campuses and mismanagement that led to budget problems and a temporary enrollment freeze. But Job Corps has forged ahead, doing its part to end the cycle of poverty through job training and education.

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Author: Josh Hicks

Publication: www.Washingtonpost.com