Christina McGairk

Christina McGairk

Christina McGairk holds a BA in Print Journalism from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Indiana native worked for Topics Newspapers and The Noblesville Ledger in Fishers, Ind. before moving to Chicago in the fall of 2006 to attend Roosevelt University. She is currently a second year graduate student and serves as an editorial intern at Today's Chicago Woman magazine. Christina is slated to graduate with a Master's of Science in Journalism with a magazine concentration in May 2008.

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Homeless Youth Speak Out For Change

Published in News
Saturday, 03 January 2009 11:43

CHICAGO – It’s no surprise that homelessness exists in Chicago, but what most people may not know is that many of Chicago’s homeless range between ages 14-21.

This topic, and many other issues that affect Chicago’s homeless youth, were expressed during a night of personal testimony and artistic expression entitled “Change Please.” Several community members, guests, and activists attended the art show and speak out in November, which was produced by homeless and formerly homeless youth.

The unemployment rate in the United States has reached a four-year high at 5.7 percent, and African Americans have the highest unemployment rates according to recently released Labor Department report.