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One Big Family: Empowering Low-Income Students to Rise Above

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifSRA assists and teaches these kids not only how to get into college and take advantage of every grant and scholarship that might be out there, but they also pledge to work with them until graduation.

The Ultra Marathon to Create Jobs

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy dream idea was to run 100 miles and raise money for jobs.

Proud Father and Grandfather Touts GBCE's Green Jobs Initiatives!

Charles B. Tisdale | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Charles B. Tisdale

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifA few years ago, my organization, ABCD, Inc., gave birth to a community development corporation!

Service Learning: The Missing LInk

Bayaud Enterprises | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Bayaud Enterprises

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Service learning is method of providing personal and academic development through work with established nonprofit organizations in the community. It is an avenue to introduce students to a professional environment without the extensive commitments of an internship.

Why HOPE Is So Important -- Cynthia Maloney

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The students I work with are adults, many with families to support. Their housing situation can be precarious, and some live in shelters. Those without a high school diploma have few work options and many take GED classes at HOPE.

Felicia's Story of a Suit: Supporting My Family in a Way I Never Thought Possible

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The Dressing and Image Consultation Program initiates the development of our clients' professional identities by increasing their self-confidence and preparing them to market themselves during job interviews.

Personal Branding and You

Susan Chritton | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Susan Chritton

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhat do people think of when they think about you? Are you thought of as intelligent, trustworthy, and reliable or do people associate you with poor quality work and someone who is always late? You have a personal brand whether you know it or not.

Meet Lisa, Robin and Victoria: The Banana Republic Posse

Pacific Diversified Services | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Pacific Diversified Services

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifLisa grabs a big handful of packaged tights from the back room and then heads out to the sales floor. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it, because she has worked at Banana Republic now for 15 years. Lisa has Down Syndrome.

From Statistic to Entrepreneur through YouthBuild

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI attended YouthBuild Brockton in the fall of 2007 because I wanted to get my life on the right track. I had a long history of smoking marijuana and selling drugs throughout the Boston area.

YouthBuild and Plato's Allegory of the Cave

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAs Brandon Menjares approached the podium for his YouthBuild Just-A-Start graduation speech, I fully expected to be blown away.

Angela's Story of a Suit: It's One Thing Getting a Job, it's About Keeping it, Too.

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Career Wardrobe, we recognize that a woman's professional image is key to helping her find a job. But our services don't stop there.

Nurturing the Human Spirit: Balancing Education, Career, and Love of Music

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Alcohol and poverty tore my family apart. In the midst of the chaos, my dreams of pursuing an education seemed unrealistic. I didn't know how I would succeed because I had never seen anyone close to me do it.

Five Steps to Turn Data Into Dollars

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Outcomes! Data-driven! Performance management! These words are buzzing throughout the nonprofit sector. Funders want to fund them, nonprofits want to have them. How do you get your nonprofit to the point where data can demonstrate that you're effective?

Economic Analysis and Workforce Alignment Strategies

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif A seamless pipeline of available employees with needed skills and qualifications is imperative for a community to attract jobs and investment.

At Risk or Under Supported?

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhen I hear the phrase "students at risk," I cringe at the idea that society has labeled under-supported young people in such a way that has placed all of the responsibility on the young people.

Making a Difference - Michele Knox

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy name is Michele Knox, and I am honored to be employed as a Work Readiness Instructor at The HOPE Program.

Are Summer Jobs a Thing of The Past?

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe lessons that I learned while working at the summer camp and internship placement proved invaluable and truly shaped my future career decisions.

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.

My Favorite Tools Are the Skill Saw and My Hammer, of Course -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe first job that my union sent me to was a demolition job on the Columbia University campus. We were removing a parapet from around the roof of the law school building.

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.