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Kathleen Hurley

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Kathleen Hurley

SummerWorks Program Manager, Poverty Solutions Economic Mobility Fellow

Kathleen Hurley serves as the SummerWorks Program Manager at Poverty Solutions. SummerWorks is Washtenaw County’s summer youth employment program, which is a university and community partnership that provides opportunities for local youth to obtain summer employment, mentorship, and professional development. As a Poverty Solutions Economic Mobility Fellow, she also focuses on further developing the partnership between the University of Michigan, MichiganWorks! Southeast, and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development. In this role, Hurley supports county-wide programming and builds relationships with county employers, local school districts, and other youth-centered organizations.

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, as well as through afterschool programs at community-based organizations.
She holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from U-M as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from U-M with minors in Urban Studies as well as Community Action and Social Change (CASC).

Projects

SummerWorks

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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