At no other time in recent history has the need to expand opportunity been more urgent. Despite some progress in overall access to social and economic mobility over the past five years, the truth is that far too many people have been left behind during the uneven economic recovery.
We all are hurt by barriers to upward mobility. It will take all of us working together -- Democrat and Republican, rich and poor, public, private and nonprofit sectors, leaders and everyday citizens, to restore our nation's promise as a land of opportunity.
Millennials don't necessarily want to tear down and get rid of the system; instead, they want to build it, reimagine it, and yes, some even want to run it.
2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Some people set crazy goals: "I want a Lamborghini and a Maserati! I want that mansion on the hill with a Jacuzzi in the back and a full-sized basketball court!" But I just want a nice life: a pleasant place to live and maybe a mom-mobile one day.
What if I partnered with local soup kitchens and homeless shelters to set up a system where restaurant customers could purchase cheap and healthy meals that soup kitchen volunteers could pick up and give to the needy?
With unemployment high and growing fears of a double dip recession, the role of small businesses in job creation is more important than ever in this year's presidential race.
At Goodwill, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to create economic sustainability through the power of education and employment. The hard-working women in our lives are most deserving of this opportunity.
History has shown us that good things come to those who get moving, and that being on the move is often more important than knowing exactly where you are headed. Indeed, great journeys have a way of taking us to places we never could have imagined.
While the term "B-Corp" has become a buzzword in the business world, it needs to find become a part of the common American lexicon.
Communities with more civic engagement in 2006 suffered less from unemployment during and after the Great Recession, even when other possible explanations were factored in. Nonprofit organizations played an important role.
A unique collaboration between organized labor and community groups is energizing apprenticeship programs by tapping traditionally neglected or underutilized pools of talent mainly from low-wealth and minority neighborhoods.
Youth in general need support to be guided on a path toward becoming assets to their community. Black male youth are especially in crisis today and in dire need of such support.
Mayors around the nation are working to meet increased demands with fewer and fewer resources, making the need for public-sector innovation more important than ever.
Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 with no prior work experience who live in the most impoverished neighborhoods.
Sectoral training, combined with help on "soft skills" that employers value, like interviewing, is one of the best ways to
Instead, with the help of a coalition of Chicago groups, Cotton has now become a sales associate in the Chicago warehouse
The Sundance Channel’s "Get to Work” –- an eight-episode series on chronic unemployment -- debuted Monday and follows around
Thousands of organizations are involved each day, working with millions of Americans to help them build new skills, discover their talents and earn jobs. Given the state of our economy, we need more pathways for employment, not fewer.
The 27 months of Peace Corps service flies by. Some volunteers start thinking about what comes next early in their service and others don't worry about it until they are back in the U.S. All of us hope to utilize new skills we gained in foreign countries.
Meaningful employment forms an essential part of a person's well-being and identity. Yet there are many who are unable to access the traditional job market due to significant barriers linked to their mental health or addiction challenge.