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A Helping Hand for 'Help Wanted'

Center for Employment Opportunities | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Center for Employment Opportunities

For most individuals looking for work, a notice of Help Wanted can offer promise. But those same words can be daunting to some with a criminal conviction who is trying to reenter the job market.

The JobRaising Challenge: Engagement, Opportunity and $1.5 Million for Jobs

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We are pleased to announce the astonishing results: JobRaising raised over $1,500,000 to help put Americans back to work -- more than $1,200,000 of that through CrowdRise alone. And yet, the Challenge was about more than just the numbers.

The Language of Youth Empowerment

Urban Alliance | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMany areas of Washington, D.C. are described in ways that don't accurately reflect the true character of the residents, but are still applied indiscriminately.

A Jobs Solution Worthy of Replication

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThere are many existing industries across Kenya that could benefit from having an increasing number of skilled workers.

An Open Letter From YouthBiz

YouthBiz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
YouthBiz

We made it! I hope that you have enjoyed reading the posts and hearing from the different people who are shaping our journey. It has been our absolute...

Why Youth Entrepreneurship?

YouthBiz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
YouthBiz

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif We've done our best to tell our story through those that matter most, and who can best share the impact and promise that our model delivers.

Transitional Jobs Program: Getting People Back to Work

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Help Wanted! For most individuals looking for work, those words offer promise. But those same words can be daunting to someone with a criminal conviction who is trying to reenter the job market.

Words From a Recent ITWorks Graduate

Tech Impact | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Tech Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI'll never forget the people I've met (and there were plenty!) throughout this four-month journey, from my superb instructors to my classmates who never failed to make me look forward to being in class with their antics and cheerful outlooks.

Working for the Workers

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFor those fighting to escape poverty, getting a job isn't as simple as filling out an application and waiting for a call back.

Hey Nonprofits: Stop It

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBefore nonprofits can take our rightful seat at the table with public and for-profit sector players, we need to let go of some of the old mindsets and practices that have held us back for too long.

Taking Aim at Chronic Unemployment and Poverty

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

Almost 23 million people remain unemployed or underemployed, and poverty continues to grip over 46 million Americans. On top of that, large numbers of adults and out of school youth in the United States are chronically unemployed.

Small Businesses: Creating Jobs, Creating Futures

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifToday' talk about the importance of small businesses in creating 'jobs' is often limited to static measures like the numbers of jobs created or the number of people employed or unemployed, today.

Last Chance To Participate In The JobRaising Challenge!

Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The JobRaising Challenge, HuffPost's initiative in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise and McKinsey & Company to help job-creating nonpro...

A Hero's Journey: Scholarship Recipient Goes Full Circle

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif When I was a senior in high school, I was accepted into the Student Rising Above (SRA) scholarship and mentoring program. They gave me the courage to tell my story of resiliency and survival.

Bayaud Staff Member: Passion Meets Purpose

Bayaud Enterprises | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Bayaud Enterprises

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The #StoryofaSuit Continues to Be Told

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Every day, Career Wardrobe urges its clients to make themselves vulnerable by finding confidence in who they are and taking a risk. We tell them that the only way to get somewhere is to put yourself out there and take that first step.

Open Letter to D.C. Youth

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Stressed about my future, my friend who was a senior at the time told me that he was interning at the World Bank with a program called Urban Alliance (UA).

Evaluating Our Impact

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif On any given day at DC Central Kitchen, you can meet men and women who have changed their lives through our Culinary Job Training program.

Why Is PDS So "Progressive"? Warning: Strong Opinions, Language and Sarcasm

Pacific Diversified Services | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Pacific Diversified Services

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBy now you've hopefully read a few of our blogs and gotten to know some of the PDS clients... but we thought we would take the time to talk about the bigger picture.

The Power of a Paycheck

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Just as my bussing job built the foundation for my current career 10 years ago, Juma provides the building blocks to success that so many young people, especially those from low-income communities, are now struggling to find.

Searching for Superman and Finding Myself

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifPlaying Batman and Robin as a child is one of the fondest, perhaps most innocent, memories I recall.

I Am Deserving of Respect, I Belong in My Workplace, and I'm Successful

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI first time I remember seeing a black woman on television who wore a suit was Clair Huxtable on the Cosby Show. She seemed so confident, had a great family, and she was a lawyer.

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.

Students Become Teachers: What My Students Teach Me

Year Up | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Year Up

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI used to play "school" when I was a kid. I would teach my imaginary class the intricacies of building an effective Lego compound, and then give a quiz. What was on this quiz?

Making Choices

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn life, we all make choices, whether good or bad. These choices always lead us somewhere, some good, and some bad.