CIRCLE OF OPPORTUNITY
Our vision for the future of LeadersUp is built on an urgent need to widen the circle of opportunity for young people across the U.S., and ultimately improve the quality of life for Opportunity Youth.
Reflections on a Historic Moment for Opportunity. We started this journey with the 100K Opportunities Initiative to help open the door to career pathways for the 5.6 million Americans between the ages 16-24 that are unemployed and not in school, this population is also known as “opportunity youth” and there are more than 150,000 of these promising
Leap Ahead with LeadersUp As the month of February comes to an end, I want to take a moment to send a note of gratitude to our partners and supporters that have made LeadersUp month four impactful weeks of advancing our collective mission to end the youth unemployment and talent-divide challenge. This month was
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we spoke with Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson and LeadersUp Board Member, to conclude our series on women leaders helping to bridge the talent divide. With revenues of $13.5 billion and approximately 12,000 employees across the globe,
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
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, we must not forget that 5.5 million young adults between the
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