02/04/2013 08:26 am ET

In First Annual Report, Raise D.C. Offers Snapshot Of D.C. Youth

Only four in 10 third-graders in the District can read proficiently, and only about four out of 10 young adults in the city have a full-time job.

Those sobering statistics are part of a snapshot of D.C. youths to be released Monday by Raise D.C., a coalition of public, private and nonprofit groups Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) convened last year with the aim of improving the lives of the District’s neediest residents from birth through age 24.

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