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From Homeless to CEO, Is It All a Con?

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I would like to confess that I may be a fraud. You see, I'm not supposed to be here... or so I was made to believe while growing up.

Service Learning: The Missing LInk

Bayaud Enterprises | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Bayaud Enterprises

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Service learning is method of providing personal and academic development through work with established nonprofit organizations in the community. It is an avenue to introduce students to a professional environment without the extensive commitments of an internship.

Cleveland Start-Up Seeing Green

Economic and Community Development Institute | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Economic and Community Development Institute

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Nothing exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurs like a community cooperative project designed to employ more than 25 employee-owners within the first year. This is just what one Cleveland, Ohio based company has undertaken

A Holistic Approach That Creates Success for Year Up Students

Year Up | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Year Up

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIf you cannot eat, you cannot learn. If you are homeless, you have no safe retreat for doing your homework. If cannot find affordable daycare for your children, you cannot fully focus on your training, work, or education.

39 Smiling Graduates, 11 Financial Partners, Dozens of Stories

JVS Los Angeles | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
JVS Los Angeles

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif There is something so amazingly "Yeah, I did it!" satisfying about clutching a diploma at a graduation. This holds true whether the achievement is the completion of high school, college, graduate school, or specialized training.

If I Can Do It So Can You!

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif HOPE has made me a professional and successful woman, and they can do the same for you. Now I can give my kids a better future and teach them not to make the same mistakes mommy has made.

Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: Public Transit in the New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif013 is the do-or-die year for Massachusetts's public transit systems. The Governor and Legislature have promised to fix their chronic funding crisis so they can repair, rebuild and replace their trains, buses and subway cars.

Keeping Your Eyes Open for the Amazing People You Might Meet: The Story of Zaarly's Beginnings

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

The power of entrepreneurship is that you create a place you want to work and want to be, and work with people you enjoy.

High School Students' Perspective

The HOPE Program | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhat sets HOPE apart from other organizations is the perseverance of their students and the dedication their employees have to aiding poverty-struck New Yorkers.

Working With a Disability: An Inside Job

Outside the Box | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Outside the Box

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif After a year of not working and being made to feel like I was a lost cause, a nobody, I started attending Outside the Box. Outside the Box has reminded me of what I once believed and they have given me more than I can ever repay them.

How One Startup Weekend Team Launched Slowly, Grew Customers and Became a Successful Business

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

Launching a business is easy. But launching and committing to grow a business is also terrifying.

Turning Employment Training on Its Ear

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifRather than spending time and resources bringing a new employee up to speed or taking a chance on an unproven job seeker, manufacturers who hire Easter Seals TriState graduates can hit the ground running with a new employee.

Innovation in the New Grassroots Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe national job crisis goes deeper than the availability of jobs. The day-to-day barriers to employment disproportionately impact families who lack cultural and economic capital to participate freely in the job market.

A Job a Day, A Business a Week

Economic and Community Development Institute | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Economic and Community Development Institute

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile ECDI does provide small business loans, we believe it takes more than just money to get a successful small business started.

Finding Opportunities Other Lenders Miss

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn communities throughout the U.S., there are 10.8 million stories of small business owners who are on the brink of success and primed to create jobs for themselves and others. Yet, they cannot access the loan that would put them over the edge.

Restoring the Culture of Achievement

Venture For America | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur culture of achievement has grown to emphasize visions of success that are, for the most part, fairly predictable.

Finalists Selected In Race To Address Jobs Crisis

Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post, the Skoll Foundation and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company announced the 74 finalist organizations for the new J...

WATCH: Arianna And Edward Norton Discuss Job Creation Ideas

Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact

Arianna Huffington and Edward Norton see a solution to America’s job crisis in nonprofit organizations. The President and Editor-in-Chief of the...