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Posted byon November 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT
At the Youth Jobs+ Champions of Change event this fall, the youth Champions spoke eloquently about what their first job meant to them.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:45 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM EDT
Every summer for the past six years, since she was 14-years-old, Tiffani Cooper has held a job through YouthWorks.