February 2017 marks the first anniversary of “LeadersUp Month,” an honor we received last year from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for helping to create partnerships between local training organizations, municipal leaders, and businesses that connect Angelenos to career pathways. Our focus for February is to celebrate the innate skill all our young adults
Last year, with conviction and our shared vision, we connected more than 1,600 young adults to employment—and we are just getting started. The winds of change have ushered in a new year and a deeper commitment at LeadersUp to expanding opportunities for young adults, communities, and businesses to succeed. I’ve seen firsthand the mutual benefits
By Laura Roberts, Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Lenée Richards, Communications Director, LeadersUp In today’s globally connected economy, the fundamental ability to find the right person for the job remains a key indicator of business success. In September 2016, there were 5.5 million job openings in the United States; however, more than 3
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your incredible support and investment in LeadersUp throughout the year. It is with great excitement that I share that LeadersUp is a recipient of a $300,000 Technology Grant from Google to power our career pathways initiatives across the nation.
Last week hundreds of young adults dressed to impress with their best business attire and résumés arrived early and anxiously waited to enter the first 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Hiring Fair held in South Los Angeles. LeadersUp had the distinct honor of organizing and hosting this impactful event made possible by the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and with the generous participation of 100,000 Opportunities Initiatives (100K) employer partners. In the course of 6 hours 100K employer partners held more than 500 job interviews and extended more than 200 offers on-the-spot.
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.