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Hope is Something the Future Needs

Myriah Smiley

Myriah Smiley is a 19-year-old young woman who is a LeadersUp associate and attended our 2017 Noah’s Bagels career skills cohort training. She attends Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and is majoring in Small Business for Entrepreneurship. Her goal is to open her own bakery in San Francisco. On August 5, she will compete in the

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Building Partnerships to Diversify the Creative Economy

According to British author and media expert John Howkins, the creative economy deals in ideas and money. In 2001, he described it as an economic system where value is based on novel and imaginative qualities rather than traditional resources. Where imagination and ingenuity decide what people want to do and make. And what they want

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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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Building Pathways to Success for Boys and Men of Color

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.

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