Mayor Emanuel Announces $1.25 Million Investment in Austin Manufacturing Education

At Austin Polytechnical Academy on Chicago’s West Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city will invest $1.25 million in advanced manufacturing education programs led by the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council and its managing partner, the Center for Labor & Community Research (CLCR).

APA Senior Torres Hughes featured on the Huffington Post

One in Six Million: My Story from the Edge of 'Disconnection"
Torres HughesTorres Hughes
National Youth Ambassador, Youth Leadership Institute

My name is Torres Hughes and I am a 17-year-old senior at Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA). I know about new research showing that there are 6.7 million "disconnected youth" in the U.S. -- young people ages 16 to 24 who are not in school and are not working. That might have been me -- but it isn't. Here's why.


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