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.
Jul 06, 2012
In Elizabeth, New Jersey, local teens face the negative externalities of any inner-city community – drugs, violence, teen pregnancy, and lack of positive role models and career opportunities. Yet, in the midst of these challenges, Trinitas Regional Medical Center (Trinitas) is bringing hope to these teens and inspiring the next generation of medical professionals… learn More about Inspiring the Next Generation of Medical Professionals in New Jersey
Jul 16, 2012
Skid Row, located in downtown Los Angeles, has long been synonymous with homelessness and poverty. It was to this community that John Dillon, 22 years old, arrived to work in the neighborhood to provide direct services to the homeless population… learn More about L.A.'s Chrysalis helps the homeless break through the job barrier
Jul 16, 2012
The Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C., is home to one of the most diverse populations in the city. Despite a recent influx of young professionals, the area has retained strong African American and Latino roots… learn More about Transforming the lives of immigrant citizens
Jul 16, 2012
In the United States, low-income students are more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to apply for and attend college. These students often lack the support and guidance to navigate the complexities of the college application and decision process, and the role models to showcase the benefits of higher education… learn More about Preparing Low-Income Youth for College and Career
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 who as a result of leaving their reservations in pursuit of employment became homeless, often abused alcohol and other substances… learn More about How a Grassroots Organization Grew to Support an Entire Community
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.