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Jane and John: What Their Lives Tell Us About the American Dream

10.24.2013
We all are hurt by barriers to upward mobility. It will take all of us working together -- Democrat and Republican, rich and poor, public,...
Building Communities, Building the Economy

Building Communities, Building the Economy

10.11.2012
With unemployment high and growing fears of a double dip recession, the role of small businesses in job creation is more important than...
Beyond Jobs - Giving Women the Tools They Need to Succeed

Beyond Jobs - Giving Women the Tools They Need to Succeed

10. 9.2012
At Goodwill, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to create economic sustainability through the power of education...
New World of Opportunity Awaits Millennials

New World of Opportunity Awaits Millennials

10. 8.2012
History has shown us that good things come to those who get moving, and that being on the move is often more important than knowing exactly...
B-Corp Benefits

B-Corp Benefits

09.19.2012
While the term "B-Corp" has become a buzzword in the business world, it needs to find become a part of the common American lexicon.
Taking the President Seriously About Citizenship

Taking the President Seriously About Citizenship

09.19.2012
Communities with more civic engagement in 2006 suffered less from unemployment during and after the Great Recession, even when other possible...
Community-Labor Partnerships 'TRADE-UP' to Create a Pipeline to Good Jobs in Atlanta

Community-Labor Partnerships 'TRADE-UP' to Create a Pipeline to Good Jobs in Atlanta

09.12.2012
A unique collaboration between organized labor and community groups is energizing apprenticeship programs by tapping traditionally neglected...
How to Preserve Taxpayer Dollars? Invest in Youth!

How to Preserve Taxpayer Dollars? Invest in Youth!

09. 5.2012
Youth in general need support to be guided on a path toward becoming assets to their community. Black male youth are especially in crisis...
Mayors Lead the Charge For Innovation

Mayors Lead the Charge For Innovation

08.21.2012
Mayors around the nation are working to meet increased demands with fewer and fewer resources, making the need for public-sector innovation...
Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

08.17.2012
Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program...
Job-Training Program Succeeds With Shockingly Simple Strategy

Job-Training Program Succeeds With Shockingly Simple Strategy

Matt Sledge  08.15.2012
NEW YORK -- Inside a building on a nondescript stretch of 138th Street in the Bronx, past the Bruckner Expressway and a U-Haul self-storage...
Program Puts Ex-Offenders To Work Recycling Old Houses

Program Puts Ex-Offenders To Work Recycling Old Houses

Matt Sledge  08.15.2012
When Tyrone Cotton, 42, was arrested for dealing drugs six and a half years ago, his life almost came to a halt. He lost the beauty shop...

Eating, Giving, Growing

08.15.2012
A while ago, I wrote on the rainbo blog how one of the most empowering and exciting elements of running one's own business - however small...
WATCH: Reality Series Profiles Addicts, Ex-Cons Finding Work

WATCH: Reality Series Profiles Addicts, Ex-Cons Finding Work

08.14.2012
Every once in a while, a reality show hits the airwaves and convinces us that pointing a camera in someone’s face 24/7 is actually worthwhile....
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