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Congratulations. You Got Into College. Now What?

Students Rising Above | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

For many students, college acceptance does not guarantee college completion.

One of America's Most Important Conservation Funding Sources Expires Next Week: What Should This Mean to You?

The Corps Network | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Playgrounds, city parks, bike trails, municipal pools and a myriad of other facilities have been created or maintained through the LWCF. Thanks to this important funding stream, millions of Americans have access to the outdoors.

The Effect of a Suit on a Man

Gerard Kersey | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Gerard Kersey

When I received that first suit I felt empowered, I felt important, and I felt like I could take on the world. We want the men we assist to feel the same way and we have seen it time and time again.

'Social Entrepreneurs Challenge' Kicks Off, Rewards Innovators And Crowdfunding Virtuosos!

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post and the Skoll Foundation launched the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising initiative for organizations striv...

I Love It!: 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Elizabeth McDermott Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New Yo...

This Is the Career I Am Happiest in and Plan to Stay -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Cathy Dixon Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City ...

WATCH: Arianna Highlights Issue At The 'Forefront Of The National Debate'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact

We're raising the bar on our "Raising" challenge series. Our initial JobRaising Challenge, which garnered $1.5 million in funds and awareness for ...

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.

California Nonprofit Helps Jobless Find Jobs

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact

Since the Great Depression and through the Great Recession, one California nonprofit has been working non-stop to help Americans thrive in the workpla...

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.

JobRaising Initiative Raises $1.5 Million For Job-Creating Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact

As the clock ticked toward midnight on Friday night, donations for the JobRaising Challenge finalists continued to pour in. The six-week long contest ...

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.

Millennials Are Narcissistic Renegades...Meaning Great Entrepreneurs!

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

Generation Me, claims that Millennials have strong attributes such as confidence and tolerance, but in contrast we also have a sense of entitlement, narcissism, and rejection of social conventions. In other words, we make great entrepreneurs.

'My Mother Has Been By My Side and Has Had Faith in Me When I Had No Faith in Myself' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifPeople believe that we are here to fill a quota, not to do a job. When they see that you CAN do what you were sent here to do, they begin to respect you.

'A Lot of the Guys on the Job Show Respect' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI worked until my 9th month of pregnancy -- the Goldman Sachs Embassy Suites hotel by ground zero.

'You Have to Have a Certain Amount of Toughness' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe are in the 21st century and less than 10 percent of workers are women in the construction industry.

New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

Code for America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAn incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively and effectively, and you can get involved!

'I Chose Construction Because of a Desire to Create' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFollow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City at every level as we ask 20 questions to women working in construction.

'You Can Say You Added to the New York City Skyline' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifConstruction pulled together everything for me. No cubicles, people skills a plus, and the artistry, wow, most don't think so but I see nothing but art and creation in all of its glory.

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.

Completing the Degree, Reviving the Workforce

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Many adults who attended college at some point but ended up leaving come to regret their decisions. And many still have the desire to go back for their degree, sensing the importance of possessing one in the present and future job landscape.

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.