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 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… learn More about How a grassroots organization grew to support an entire community
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
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
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
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.