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What is the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus?

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What is
Job Corps?

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What is the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus?

The Friends of Job Corps Congressional 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 121 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
  • Coordinating and leading the annual Job Corps appropriations Dear Colleague letter

What is Job Corps?

Job Corps is the nation’s largest and most successful academic remediation and career preparation program for economically disadvantaged youth.

Each year 50,000 high school dropouts, homeless young adults, young parents and students with learning disabilities enroll in Job Corps. It provides these youth with the tools they need to start a successful career and become financially independent.

The 121 active Job Corps centers across the nation have helped nearly 3 million disadvantaged young Americans and annually employ more than 15,000 people which results in more than $2 billion in economic activity across the country.

More than 80% of Job Corps graduates are employed, enlisted in the military, or enrolled in higher education within 6 months of graduation from Job Corps!

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Current Members of the Friends of Job Corps Caucus

Sanford Bishop
GA
Co-Chair
Brett Guthrie
KY
Co-Chair
Don Young
AK
Terri Sewell
AL
Raúl M. Grijalva
AZ
Pete Aguilar
CA
Nanette Diaz Barragán
CA
Jim Costa
CA
Barbara Lee
CA
John Garamendi
CA
Jimmy Gomez
CA
Zoe Lofgren
CA
Alan Lowenthal
CA
Doris Matsui
CA
Lucille Roybal-Allard
CA
Linda Sanchez
CA
Joe Courtney
CT
Rosa DeLauro
CT
Jim Himes
CT
John Larson
CT
Eleanor Holmes Norton
DC
Kathy Castor
FL
Frederica Wilson
FL
Buddy Carter
GA
Hank Johnson
GA
David Scott
GA
Danny Davis
IL
Bill Foster
IL
Jan Schakowsky
IL
Andre Carson
IN
James Comer
KY
Hal Rogers
KY
John Yarmuth
KY
Jim McGovern
MA
Seth Moulton
MA
Richard Neal
MA
Lori Trahan
MA
John Sarbanes
MD
David Trone
MD
Dan Kildee
MI
Betty McCollum
MN
Emanuel Cleaver
MO
Gregerio Sablan
CNMI
Bennie Thompson
MS
G. K. Butterfield
NC
Greg Murphy, M.D.
NC
Josh Gottheimer
NJ
Frank Pallone
NJ
Albio Sires
NJ
Mark Amodei
NV
Brian Higgins
NY
Chris Jacobs
NY
Sean Patrick Maloney
NY
Tom Reed
NY
Paul D. Tonko
NY
Steve Chabot
OH
Frank Lucas
OK
Suzanne Bonamici
OR
Peter DeFazio
OR
Matt Cartwright
PA
Mike Doyle
PA
Joe Wilson
SC
Steve Cohen
TN
Joaquin Castro
TX
Henry Cuellar
TX
Lloyd Doggett
TX
Veronica Escobar
TX
Vicente Gonzalez
TX
Al Green
TX
Sheila Jackson Lee
TX
Eddie Bernice Johnson
TX
Marc Veasey
TX
Filemon Vela
TX
Roger Williams
TX
Blake Moore
UT
Burgess Owens
UT
Chris Stewart
UT
Gerald E. Connolly
VA
Morgan Griffith
VA
Robert “Bobby” Scott
VA
Rob Wittman
VA
Suzan DelBene
WA
Derek Kilmer
WA
Rick Larsen
WA
Dan Newhouse
WA
Glenn Grothman
WI
Alex Mooney
WV

Joining the Friends of Job Corps Caucus

If you have questions or would like to join, please contact one of our Co-Chair’s offices:
Rep. Sanford Bishop (202)-225-3631 or Rep. Brett Guthrie (202)-225-3501

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