The Young And The Jobless

When Leydis de la Cruz applied for a federally funded summer job last spring, she had high hopes. The 16-year-old New York high school student's family--including her mother, sister, and four brothers--earn less than $12,700 a year, as required. And the Clinton Administration had said it planned to double the program's funding, to $2 billion.

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