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Lindsay Torrico is Director of Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide. Prior to working at United Way, she worked on social policy for Senator John Kerry (MA) and Congressman (PA-02). While pursuing her graduate degree, she was an Education Pioneers Fellow at City Year-Los Angeles, where she developed their three to five year government relations strategy and coordinated a county-wide literacy campaign, spearheaded by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When she’s not working, Lindsay volunteers as a tutor and art enrichment teacher at her local elementary school and serves as Social Media Coordinator for Young Education Professionals-DC (YEP-DC). Lindsay holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and an M.P.P., with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy, from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).

Blog Posts by Lindsay Torrico

Watching the State of the Union Address? Tell the President to #TalkYouthJobs!

On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.