Developing Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults Who Are Jobless and Out-of-School *Policy, Program and Finance Committee

Policy Program and Finance Committee

The Policy, Program and Finance Committee will examine financing, best program practices and policies in Illinois and other states regarding successful opportunities for out of school and jobless youth.


  • Co-Chair - Paul Vallas, Chicago State University
  • (TBD Co-Chair)
  • Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto Del Progreso Latino
  • Caitlyn Barnes, Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)
  • Reyahd D. J. Kazmi, National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)
  • Karrie Rueter, Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Sheila Venson, Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS)
  • Senator Chuck Weaver, Illinois Senate District 37
  • Andrew Wells, Chicago Urban League
  • David Whittaker, Chicago Area Project
  • Jack Wuest, Alternative Schools Network