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.
Jan 16, 2012
See how a community collaboration and a $10 million grant will help low-income students succeed in our public schools… learn More about Closing the Achievement Gap for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Students
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
Sep 30, 2011
In Boston's knowledge-based economy, young people need both academic credentials and workplace skills to succeed. Studies have shown that summer jobs increase the employment, college-enrollment and earnings rates of participants after they graduate from high school… learn More about Building a path to career success for Boston youth
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
Nov 01, 2011
For immigrants with no family or contacts, it can be an extremely difficult and emotional time integrating into American society. In many cases, they don't even know how to take the first step toward finding a home, a job, or a community of peers… learn More about Giving CASA de Maryland a Place to Call Home
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.