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.
Nov 01, 2011
Homelessness, poverty, incarceration and drug addiction contribute to San Francisco’s 11.6% poverty rate. These crippling social problems impact not only the individuals experiencing them, but also surrounding communities… learn More about Working on Bikes to Break the Cycle of Poverty
Nov 07, 2010
Today, 30,000 children in Washington State have mentors. But 200,000 more could benefit from the advice and companionship of a caring adult… learn More about Matching Students with Mentors in Washington State
Nov 02, 2011
Giving the homeless in Seattle a fresh start in life. See how FareStart runs an innovative program that helps the homeless get skills and training that will translate into job opportunities in the area's food-service businesses… learn More about Creating jobs and sustaining hope for Seattle's most disadvantaged
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.