"In the middle of one of the worst recessions in U.S. history, local businesses stepped up to give our young people summer employment," said Aaron Ortiz, program officer for the Foundation.
To celebrate the success, the Tri-Valley Community Foundation and the Tri-Valley Business Council will host a forum from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Livermore Event Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. Participating students from Las Positas College produced a video about the summer jobs program that will be shown at the event, which will include officials from city and county governments, business leaders and educators.
"This forum will allow the youth and businesses involved in the summer program to interact with the community," said David Rice, president of the Tri-Valley Community Foundation. "We want to encourage more businesses to participate in youth employment projects like this, which help young people develop school-to-career skills."
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