Historically, Labor Day is a day where we celebrate the contributions and achievements of the American worker. While we do hear stories of success, such as the United States economy adding on average 190,000 jobs per month this summer, we must not forget that 5.5 million young adults between the ages of 18-24 are currently unemployed and looking for work.
An “inclusive America” was the rallying call to action at the inaugural convention of the largest organizations for journalist and media professionals of color in the United States. This year the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) came together to host a historic convention to collectively advocate
As we watch Olympic athletes break world records, it’s hard to see that aside from talent, they also possess unique skills that help set them apart. These are known as POWER SKILLS that we at LeadersUp strive to empower our alumni with on their path to success. Check out how seven top US athletes use these power skills and let us know what skills you plan on start using today!
As I walked through the “Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) Career Summit” at the Oakland Convention Center, I was filled with pride at seeing hundreds of young men of color, their faces full of excitement, and ready to take the first step towards a path to success. As I spoke to these young men, I sensed a strong sense of readiness from the stories they shared. They told me what motivated them to wake up early; to be the first ones in the building and get in line.
America’s future is in color and demands that we actualize an inclusive economy. As our workforce evolves from industrial to information-driven, and access to the information, skills, and career pathways to prosperity widen for the growing multi-cultural population, our ability to leverage our most valuable asset – a diverse talent pool, is inextricably tied to our country’s success.
To close off National Volunteer Month, we are celebrating the work of our volunteers! This year alone, our volunteers have provided over 185 hours of their time and have collectively helped connect over 1,000 young adults to employment opportunities. They make our work possible by creating a powerful community dedicated to bridge the opportunity divide.