Partnering locally

Workforce development & education

Supporting economic self-sufficiency

Hard-working Americans know it often takes specialized training to keep up with the changing face of 21st-century jobs. If you want to succeed in today's economy, you need to be well equipped. These stories showcase people striving to improve themselves, and the organizations helping them acquire the skills that are in demand. We're proud to support them through lending, investing and volunteering, because education and employment are integral to the long-term stability of communities everywhere.

 

Native American Connections building

How a grassroots organization grew to support an entire community

Jul 19, 2012

In the early 1970s, four Native American men founded Native American Connections (NAC), an organization to assist a growing population of Native American men in Phoenix…  learn More about How a grassroots organization grew to support an entire community

The power of neighborhood partnerships

Jul 16, 2012

One of our nation’s greatest challenges continues to be the struggle to alleviate poverty in America’s neighborhoods. In 2010, U.S. Census data indicated that nearly 47 million Americans were living in poverty – the highest level in the 52 years for which poverty rates have been published…  learn More about The power of neighborhood partnerships

Employee of Goodwill Industries Charlotte sitting at a table with a woman in a white shirt

From goodwill to good jobs

Jul 17, 2012

Established in 1965 in Charlotte, NC, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provides employment, job training and career services for adults and youth in 18 counties throughout North Carolina and South Carolina…  learn More about From goodwill to good jobs

Year Up

Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston

Jul 01, 2010

Boston's reputation as a world-renowned knowledge capital is derived in large part from the teaching and research activities of more than 100 colleges and universities located in the Greater Boston area. Despite these rich academic resources, however, roughly 17,000 young adults in Boston have not progressed beyond a high school diploma and are neither employed nor enrolled in post-secondary education…  learn More about Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston

A librarian in Boston, Massachusetts helps children participate in a summer reading program that rewards them with tickets to a Red Sox game.

Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer

Nov 02, 2011

While Boston may be one of the most innovative cities for educating our next generation, summer learning loss has emerged as a key barrier in a quality education—both in Boston and nationally…  learn More about Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer




*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.

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