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Kanye Makes Record Donation To Chicago-Based Youth Program

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

After months of raising funds to secure future programming, Chicago arts institution, Donda’s House has reportedly received a record donation from i...

KSA: A Magic Formula for Job Seekers

Myra Quick | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Myra Quick

Unemployment and underemployment of college graduates paints a sad but realistic picture that demonstrates how a college degree without a skill set may not guarantee a golden future. Jobs are designed to be a balance of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA).

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Joseph Gichoni is the founder of the Megabridge Foundation, a Kenya-based non-profit promoting the conservation of Kenya's incredible biodiversity.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.

The Nightmare of Youth Unemployment and How to Fight It

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

High levels of youth unemployment may be one of cities' worst nightmares: not only does it signal and perpetuate a struggling economy, but high numbers of disengaged youth can lead to immense frustration across an entire generation, increased crime, and even revolt.

Joseph Erbentraut

When They Lost State Funding, This Chicago Youth Program Decided To Reach Even Higher

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

On a Tuesday late last month on Chicago’s South Side, the staff of Donda’s House, a unique artist development program for at-risk youth that was c...

The Idea Revolution: How Youth of Color Will Build Our Future

Brandon Hill | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Brandon Hill

What if I told you that the cure for cancer will come from the mind of a Hispanic girl in South Central Los Angeles? Or that the invention that will replace the Internet will come from the imagination of a Black boy from Harlem?

Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

Bill Reese | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

The world's young people -- both this generation and the next -- will face a truly stark reality unless a far higher level of attention, resources, and commitment to action is mustered to combat rising youth unemployment.

The Most Overlooked Opportunity in American Business Today

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Paul Kendrick

More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.

Best Summer Internship Ever

Jack Lund | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Jack Lund

While we hope you enjoy this funny short, we also encourage businesses, NGOs, and community organizations to bolster their internship and youth employment programs to help propel the city and the nation's young people onto positive career paths.

Here's Why You Don't Need A 'Normal' Job

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 10.01.2014 | Teen
Jaylen Bledsoe

No matter how many times I hear, "Sorry, I can't Jaylen, I have to work," I can't get over the feeling of wanting to simply say, "Maybe it's time to start your own company, just like I did."

This Is What Happens When You Introduce 'Troubled' Black Youth To Theater

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices

Upworthy asked the question "what happens when you put a bunch of troubled teens in the same acting class?" The answer to it is every bit inspiring as...

WATCH LIVE: Building Opportunities For Young Adults

Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:15pm EST. Young adults and teens face significant challenges in finding quality employment in today's economy. The employment rate...

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.

Creating a Pathway to Action

Oliver Libby | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Oliver Libby

Let's take a note from entrepreneurship culture and tell students: "Everyone says you are a leader of tomorrow, but you can start now, because we need you today!"

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. 20 year-old Jonathan Anabo takes on many ...

Invest in Our Youth Now: Why 16-24-year-olds Matter to All of Us

Mark Edwards | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact
Mark Edwards

Recognizing the critical juncture we face and the potential of youth to help shape our country's economic success, Bank of America and Opportunity Nation have invested in programs to reconnect young people to skills, education and jobs.

7 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

tv | Posted 07.10.2013 | Teen

By Elisa Mala Every job comes with its ups, downs, and growing pains. And however confident the girl in the cubicle next to you seems, trust us: Sh...

WATCH: Former Obama Cabinet Member Shares Youth Job Tips

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

Melody Barnes revealed some new ideas about the youth unemployment problem at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Barnes, who served as President Obama's for...

Summer Resumes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jeff Danziger

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The New Problem: The 40 Percent

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - More than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are underemployed or need more training to get on a career trac...

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.

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).

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...