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OUR BELIEF

We believe that every person, employer and organization has the power to help solve the youth unemployment crisis and close the opportunity divide.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to bridge the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer talent recruitment and retention services for employers looking to fill critical entry to mid-skill level roles, hiring opportunities and professional development trainings for young adults, and technical assistance for workforce systems and organizations.

WHO IS LEADERSUP

LeadersUp is a national 501(c)3 talent development accelerator committed to disrupting inefficiencies within our workforce system. Learn more about how we create career pathways that allow young people, businesses and communities to succeed.

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HIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT

Over 80 national and local companies have invested in strengthening their productivity, deepening employee engagement, and achieving their corporate social responsibility goals with LeadersUp. Our customized P.O.W.E.R. Skills Training provides companies with a talent pipeline of young adults prepared with the skills needed to succeed and meet your organizational goals.

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PARTNER WITH US

Nearly 65 Talent Development Partners (TDPs) consisting of community based organizations, faith based institutions, talent development agencies and workforce development systems have partnered with LeadersUp to help recruit and create a pipeline of ready-to-work opportunity youth.

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GET CONNECTED

Are you between the ages of 18 - 24 and looking for career opportunities? Join our talent network to connect with upcoming career opportunities with employers near you, skill development resources, and professional meet-ups.

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OUR IMPACT

Since our first employer pilot that connected SK Food Group with skilled and motivated young adults who helped launch its Columbus, Ohio facility; we have seen the scalable impact that can be achieved when business insights inform labor force strategies.

  • 4,760 Connected

    YOUNG ADULTS
  • 65 TDPs

    TALENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
  • 80+ Employers

    EMPLOYERS
  • 3:1 Ratio

    INTERVIEW-TO-HIRE RATIO
  • 60% Retention Rate

    RETENTION
  • 72M+

    POTENTIAL ECONOMIC GAIN

SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

LeadersUp is not just a program, it’s a family, it’s a support system – they will work with you and connect you to the resources you need.

– Jada Rouselle, LeadersUp Associate Learn How

“It’s really important for us as leaders to start to tackle some of the challenges we have as a society. Youth unemployment is one that directly impacts businesses. LeadersUp has allowed us to find the right talent while also making an impact in the communities we operate in.”

– Tyler Ricks, President, Noah’s Bagels Learn How

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Connect to our free hiring events that provide on-the-spot interviews with employers in Los Angeles, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Business leaders gain support recruiting diverse talent, building career pathways and achieving their corporate social responsibility goals with The Future at Work Leadership Network.

40+ community based organizations across the nation have become LeadersUp talent development partners (TDPs). Learn how we support and help strengthen their impact.