Grads of Life Blog

Creating A Company Culture That Maximizes Millennial Engagement

Think back to a typical office in the United States during the last 20 years and what do you visualize? A majority of employees in business attire working in cubicles or dark offices with a desktop computer and a palpable sense of stress and anxiety swirling around them. There was less collaboration and a lot […]

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

How EY Uses Data To Scale Its CSR Program For Maximum Impact

As more companies embrace and expand corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to engage their employees, address social issues, and increase brand awareness, the demand for measuring and evaluating their impact is heightened.  Reporting impact helps companies differentiate their CSR initiatives while strengthening the internal business case for the continued investment of business resources. Project ROI’s […] Read More

How Employers Can Help Bridge The Youth Access Gap

If you ask a hiring manager for job search tips, one word is sure to be at the top of the list: networking. More than 75 percent of jobs are filled through networking, which should come as no surprise. If you have a relationship to an employer, even if it’s second- or third-hand, that employer […] Read More

$0 To $60k In 7 Weeks

In September, Adero Knott was out of school and out of work. Then she leveraged re:work training, a nonprofit I run out of BLUE1647, and in seven weeks earned a software sales job. Adero now makes over $60,000 annually, more than the average household in the U.S., and more than double the average individual in […] Read More

Work-based Learning: A Talent Solution For Employers And Young Adults

Eric was a 17-year old kid with adult problems. He was about to be a father for the first time, wasn’t working, didn’t have a high school diploma, and had no idea how to afford the child support payments that would soon be rolling in. This was also Eric’s first time looking for work. My […] Read More