Commitments by Employers
Across the U.S., leading employers are investing in mentoring, internship, school-to-work and hiring pathways for opportunity youth and seeing benefits within their organizations. Contact Grads of Life at info@gradsoflife.org to learn how to join them.
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Opportunity Youth Network
Industry: Coalition
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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The Opportunity Youth Network is a coalition of corporate, philanthropic, government, nonprofit and youth leaders work to reconnect America's 5.5 million disconnected youth. The Opportunity Youth Network will provide an annual report on the activities of the First Job Compact employers.

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance
Industry: Nonprofit
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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The MBK Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to success for boys and young men of color, will assist #FirstJob Compact employers in implementing 21st century hiring practices, and connect the private sector to workforce development organizations in cities across the country. In 2017, the MBK Alliance will also launch an online community to share best practices and resources.

CVS Health
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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Building on its Pathways to Pharmacy program, which has introduced more than 1 million underserved young people to the pharmacy profession through training, internships and apprenticeship since 2006, CVS Health will launch myCVS Journey. This will be a series of STEM-enriched programs designed to inspire young people to seek a diverse set of career paths in health care, including retail pharmacy, professional management, nursing, and information technology.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Industry: Restaurants
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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Chipotle Mexican Grill is committing to hiring and providing training and mentoring to over 100,000 Opportunity Youth over the next 5 years.

Grads of Life
Industry: Campaign
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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Grads of Life, a national initiative that catalyzes market demand for opportunity youth by transforming employer perceptions and business practices, will work with at least eight employers to support the implementation of their First Job commitments by providing consultative services and program design assistance. In addition, Grads of Life is releasing two tools to help all employers bring opportunity youth in to their talent pipeline--a business case framework that highlights the metrics companies should track to understand the economic value of their commitments to opportunity youth talent development and a partnership management tool that outlines the roles of the employer and the workforce training provider in successfully collaborating to develop opportunity youth talent pipelines.

New York Life Insurance
Industry: Financial Services
Commitment to Action: #FirstJob Compact
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New York Life Insurance is committing that Opportunity Youth will make up at least one third of all its interns over the next 3-5 years and it will convert an average of 50 percent of those Opportunity Youth to full-time employees. Interns will be paired with executive sponsors and will receive regular professional and life skills training.

"I am asking employers, educators, non-profits, community leaders to join me and the Grads of Life campaign in this bold agenda to grow our economy and to create new opportunities for tomorrow's leaders."
- Secretary Hillary Clinton