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The Citi Foundation Expands Its Commitment To Tackling Youth Unemployment

Young people today make up the largest youth population in history. Their successes and struggles are as diverse as their personalities and aspirations. However, in all corners of the globe, this generation faces a common challenge: persistent, high rates of youth unemployment. Left unaddressed, the consequences reverberate across our cities and affect us all. When […]

How I Became An Entrepreneur To Serve My City’s Most Vulnerable Communities

I was born in a slum in the Ukonga administrative ward of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on February 7, 1994. My community lived in severe poverty, which meant that I often went to bed hungry and witnessed a young neighbor perish from malnutrition. While in primary school, I would sometimes leave class because I needed […] Read More

The White House Announces Employer Commitments To Help Young Adults Enter The Workforce

Earlier this week, President Obama announced that nearly 40 of the largest employers in the United States—including Walmart, Hilton, AT&T, and more—have signed on to the #FirstJob Compact. These companies have committed to take a look at their hiring practices—from recruitment to candidate assessment to how they train and support workers—to identify ways to connect […] Read More

How Grads of Life Is Supporting The President’s #FirstJob Compact

Grads of Life is delighted to share President Obama’s announcement today on the progress of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the new commitments made by the private sector to expand job opportunities for all of the nation’s young people. In February 2014, the President launched MBK, which called on communities to act to […] Read More

The Nation We Make: Highlights From The Opportunity Nation Summit

This year’s Opportunity Nation Summit, The Nation We Make, convened 330 cross-sector organizations from the Opportunity Nation coalition in New York.  Reform-minded organizations, lawmakers, advocates, policy makers, and youth were in attendance for a full day of speeches and conversations about what we could all do to close the Opportunity Divide in this country.  Here […] Read More