Workforce Development & Education

More than $22 million in workforce development and education grants is helping over 1,000 nonprofits.*

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.


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Transforming the lives of immigrant citizens

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

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Preparing Low-Income Youth for College and Career

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

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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 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

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

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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

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

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