Executive Director's Commentary

Olivia Golden
Executive Director

Executive Director's Commentary

January 9, 2017

In his farewell speech last week, President Barack Obama declared that supporting young people of color is not only a matter of justice but a common-sense investment in our future. It's not just rhetoric. By 2020, children and youth of color will represent half of all people under age 18. If not for these children, the American workforce would shrink as baby boomers retire.