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How 3 Cities are Training America’s Workforce

A conversation with three leaders working to guide America’s inner cities to well-paying jobs and set them on pathways to growth. An article by JPMorgan...

Girls Who Code: Nurturing the Next Generation of Engineering Leaders

It is becoming more apparent that no industry is immune to the problem of the employability gap, or skills gap. According to code.org, a non-profit...

Cities Providing Meaningful Opportunities For People In Their Golden Years

"With the largest ever population of older adults seeking to age in place—a large majority of them living in metropolitan areas—we all have a...

Academy Mentors Young, Black Men on Road to Entrepreneurship

Young, Black and Gifted As more jobs are automated, globalized, or require more education than they once did, a bet that has always been considered...

Silicon Holler: How Tech Training Is Bringing Jobs to Appalachia

Eastern Kentucky may be 2,500 miles from Silicon Valley, but this region of Appalachia is working hard to transform its workforce for today's digital economy. Dubbed “Silicon Holler,” the...

Women at Work: Organization Helps Bridge the Gap

"There's a solution to the equal-pay problem: getting female workers into well-paying jobs in construction and engineering. All it takes is the right kind...

Creating Workforce-Development Programs That Work for Everyone

By Martha Laboissiere and Mona Mourshed “The land of opportunity” — that is the promise of the United States. And one of the reasons the...

Building the New American Economy: Trump vs. Sachs

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a listening session at the White House with representatives from the retail industry which employs millions of people. To...

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

By Ali Jaffer and Mona Mourshed The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors....

Rewiring the Labor Market

Imagine a country where all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential. That's the goal of the nonprofit social enterprise Opportunity@Work. Created...

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