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Women’s Equality Day 2017

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we highlight women of color who have made a difference both historically and in current events. This list honors more than 20 powerful women who have been outspoken advocates for women and have confronted sexist and racist stereotypes in order to break down barriers to success and empower other women

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Immigrant Women in the Workforce

Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. The right, known as woman suffrage, was the culmination of over seventy years of protest and activism set in motion by the women’s rights movement beginning in 1848. Today, women continue to face significant setbacks across

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Employer Spotlight with Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Marie Davis

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LeadersUp’s Employer Spotlight Series highlights companies that are helping to end the youth unemployment challenge in the United States, and at the same time, achieve organizational success with talent pipelines of qualified Opportunity Youth. Opportunity Youth are the 5.5 million young adults ages 16–24 years old who are unemployed, not in training, and not in school during

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Kicking off #BlackHistoryMonth with TEDx

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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

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New Year, New Site, Same Vision. 

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

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Hundreds of Career Opportunities in One Day for South LA

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.

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How LeadersUp Celebrates Labor Day

How LeadersUp Celebrates Labor Day

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[1], we must not forget that 5.5 million young adults between the ages of 18-24 are currently unemployed and looking for work.

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7 Power Skills We Can All Learn from Gold-Winning Athletes

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!

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