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Resource ID: #19589
Subject: Social Services
Source: Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.)
Date: July 3, 2002



An investigation into Portland's Youth Opportunity Center, a troubled $20 million youth workforce training center in Portland, Oregon. The center is supposed to help inner-city youths land good jobs at decent wages--but was found to have squandered thousands of dollars and failed in its mission. "Out of 1,100 youths, YO claims to have served, only 63 have landed full-time, long-term positions that don't involve flipping burgers or pumping gas."

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