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Creating Jobs for Native Americans

Kiva Zip | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Lack of access to seed funding is just one of the challenges faced by Native entrepreneurs. Like many small business owners and aspiring owners, there are few places to receive critical business training, technical support and financial literacy skills.

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

The Power of Partnerships

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifTraining at-risk adults for culinary careers isn't easy work, and we're not perfect. In fact, we rely on dozens of partner agencies across the District of Columbia to support the progress of each individual client.

Membership in a Helping Community

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I knew that helping a woman often translated into helping a family. I knew that a community of caring women could nurture someone who is struggling economically and emotionally. All of this informed my choice to help at Career Wardrobe.

Addressing Youth Unemployment

SER - Jobs For Progress | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
SER - Jobs For Progress

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifTexas is not immune to the Unites States' youth employment crisis and in fact, approximately 9.8 percent of Texas teenagers and young adults were classified as in the labor market but unemployed in 2011.

From Participant to Entrepreneur Facilitator -- YouthBiz Evolution to a Entrepreneurial Powerhouse

YouthBiz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact

I remember walking through YouthBiz's doors in my idea of proper interview attire. Nerves controlled the jitters in my hands and the sweat on my brow. Smiling faces soon eased some of those nerves, and then I experienced something life changing.

Dream Big, Fail Fast, But Don't Ever Stop Trying

YouthBiz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif We learn best by doing, by experiencing, by erring, then dusting ourselves off and trying again, working tirelessly to avoid the mistakes we've just endured. This, too, is the over-arching philosophy of entrepreneurs the world over, young and old alike.

Energy Efficiency in the New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif At Clean Water Action, we believe strength is built on grassroots power. Together with our friends at ADP and the Green Justice Coalition, we have this to say: Power on. Power Forward.

What It's Like To Be An Entrepreneur In Detroit

Venture For America | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

Detroit is one of many struggling cities, and struggling cities fail to attract top talent. But Detroit is among a number of cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Meet Martin

Rubicon | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMartin came to Rubicon for help getting a good job: improvement of his resume, assistance with his job search, financial coaching to help him regain stability.

Is Your Job Search a Waste of Time?

Christian HELP | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIt is important for job programs to help to solve the disconnect between needing a job and finding a job.

Scratch Your Entrepreneurial Itch

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

An entrepreneurial project requires you to live with it -- with uncertainty, naysayers, and the fog of creation -- for so long that you can only do it if it's so personal you would be irritated about it anyway.

How Obama's New Immigration Policy Affects Social Enterprise

Hot Bread Kitchen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Hot Bread Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Shruti, Hiyaw and Bouchra are legal immigrants. They are fortunate in that they were able to gain citizenship through the current system. However, there are thousands of undocumented immigrants with culinary talent and desire in this city who could move forward in the burgeoning food industry.

How Networking Links Disadvantaged Youth to Steady Employment

Taller San Jose | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe young men and women served by Taller San Jose's programs face significant obstacles to securing employment. Despite these barriers, most are eager to seize the opportunity to become productive citizens, yet they lack the necessary connections to make that a viable opportunity.

Women's Work

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHow many times have you heard someone say "The best chefs in the world are men?"

Our Common Denominator

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunities are a common denominator among us - they could even be a unifier - and yet not everyone ventures into them with open minds, curious eyes and ears, and a giving heart.

Organizing for a New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe Alliance to Develop Power has created an innovative model for transformation based on the idea that a sustainable economy works when people have power over decisions that affect their lives.

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.

Improv for Jobseekers - by Katie Goodman

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFrom all the energy and laughing you would never have guessed that just 20 minutes earlier the room was filled with apprehension and skeptical looks.

Why We All Need to Start Thinking Like Entrepreneurs

Claire Topalian | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Topalian

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif There is no longer room to be uncomfortable with change; adaptability is a modern requirement. In this sense, we will all need to understand how to be an entrepreneur -- if not for our jobs, for the ability to understand change and how to respond in a way that creates opportunity.

No Choice But to Stand Up, Straight and Tall

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif I am proud. I am successful. I am not ashamed of what I can achieve on any given day. I am on a mission, and I will not rest until that mission has been accomplished.

Earn and Learn

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifJuma's mission is to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring that young people complete a four-year college degree. Our award-winning model empowers America's next generation of workers from three angles.

Reflections on the Role of Small Businesses in the U.S. -- and Why We Must Nurture Them

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For nearly 20 years, Accion Texas & Delta, a member of the Accion U.S. Network, has been helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. And we do this for very compelling reasons, including the most important one: It's the right thing to do!

'Building Futures' Inspires Unemployed, Helps Meet D.C.-Area Construction Skills Gap

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe program recruits low-income minorities and women, including ex-offenders and veterans, and helps them find stable jobs in a growing industry. As a result, life-changing stories are commonplace.

A Social Justice Approach to Entrepreneurship Education

YouthBiz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Teaching our youth how to value rejection for what we can learn from it and to master the art of failing fast so that they can succeed faster solidifies a sense of personal power so deep that few hardships or struggles will uproot them.