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  • The Importance of Youth Jobs: Way More Than a Paycheck

    At the Youth Jobs+ Champions of Change event this fall, the youth Champions spoke eloquently about what their first job meant to them.


  • Guest Blog: How I Transitioned to a High-Tech Job After 20 Years in the Military

    William Towery is a retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Three who received Fiber Optics Installer/Technician certifications and other certifications through the Warriors 4 Wireless pilot program. These certifications provided him with the necessary licenses for a new position at Dynis Tower Solutions, where he started as Wireless Communication Tower Technician in March, 2013.


  • Community College to Career Tour on the Road Again

    The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.


  • Closing the Opportunity Divide

    Gerald Chertavian is the Founder and CEO of Year Up. Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.


  • Green City Force Bringing Youth and Jobs Together

    Lisbeth Shepherd is a serial social entrepreneur dedicated to creating opportunity for young adults through national service. A 1993 Echoing Green Fellow, Lisbeth founded the leading national service organization in France that inspired the Service Civique for 75,000 young people in France: Unis-Cité.


  • Investing in Philadelphia’s Future Through Our Youth

    Stacy E. Holland is the Co-Founder and Former President & CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network. She will continue her work in advocating in preparing youth for college and career success in her new role as the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at the School District of Philadelphia.


  • The Positive Impacts of Education and Job Training on Urban Youth

    Jeff Tollefson serves as Executive Director of Genesys Works – Twin Cities, a non-profit organization helping economically disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals.


  • Answering the President’s Call for Service

    John Hogan is the founder and full-time volunteer CEO at TeenForce, a social enterprise dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of business.


  • Working to Get My Dream Job

    This summer, Emmanuel Haynes worked towards his dream of owning his own funeral home and helping families in their hardest and saddest times by interning at the Ronald Jones Funeral Chapel.


  • Unexpected Rewards are the Best Rewards

    Every summer for the past six years, since she was 14-years-old, Tiffani Cooper has held a job through YouthWorks.


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