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Hillary Clinton’s Op-Ed in the Denver Post: Job One for America

Yesterday, Hillary announced a massive initiative at CGI America called Job One.  It incorporates commitments from an array of large corporations, small businesses, and  STEM field organizations to train, hire, and mentor hundreds of thousands of young people.

Today, the Denver Post published an Op-Ed from Hillary on the subject.

 

Hillary Clinton: Job One for America: putting young people to work

By Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday at the Sheridan Downtown Denver. (Andy Cross, The

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday at the Sheridan Downtown Denver. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)

A few weeks ago, I met an impressive young man named Oscar during a visit to the Intertech Plastics manufacturing factory in Denver in the run-up to this week’s Clinton Global Initiative’s annual CGI America conference.

Oscar grew up in the old South Lincoln Homes, a Denver housing project where unemployment was sky high. Nine out of 10 kids there dropped out of school. His single mom did all she could to make sure that wouldn’t happen to him, but the odds were stacked against Oscar from the start.

That’s where the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation came in. The foundation’s team and one of its co-founders, Intertech CEO Noel Ginsburg, began mentoring Oscar when he was just 8 years old. Oscar started accompanying Noel to Intertech’s factory. Eventually, he began a formal internship there and then went on to serve our country in the Navy and earn a college degree. He came home to a good job in the same factory. Today, he is the father of three boys and oversees manufacturing operations at a Denver printing company.

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