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Kathleen Hurley

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Kathleen Hurley

SummerWorks fellow

Kathleen Hurley is a fellow at Poverty Solutions, where she supports the implementation and expansion of Washtenaw County’s summer youth employment program, SummerWorks. SummerWorks is a university and community partnership that provides opportunities for local youth to obtain summer employment, mentorship, and professional development. Hurley particularly focuses on the partnership between the University of Michigan, MichiganWorks!, and the Washtenaw County Office of Economic Development.

Previously, she was a graduate academic liaison at U-M’s Ginsberg Center, where she focused on preparing students for responsible community engagement as well as building sustainable and equitable partnerships between the university and community organizations. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in K-12 education supporting students in the classroom and as well as through afterschool programs at community-based organizations.

She holds a Master of Higher Education degree from U-M as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from U-M with minors in urban studies and Community Action and Social Change (CASC).



U-M is an active partner in this local Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that pairs employers with local youth to provide on-the-job training.

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