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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Microfinance And Mental Health: A Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurs In Canada
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.