Providing job training for underserved communities
Proven career development for those who need it most
Nearly 10 million people in the United States are currently unemployed.
The recent economic downturn has particularly affected Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, and those with less education.
Young adults have suffered greatly, mainly because nearly half were employed in higher-risk industries in February 2020.
According to Pew Research
Americans are currently unemployed.
Recent gains in the employment rate over the past decade for African Americans ages 25-54 are facing major threats from the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus.
Hispanics, especially women, experienced levels of unemployment higher than the Great Recession as a result of the economic downturn in 2020.
Black unemployment and underemployment are expected to peak at 30% and 42% respectively. Rates for Hispanic workers are expected to reach 22% and 41%.
Nearly one-third of veteran job seekers are experiencing underemployment, a rate 15.6% higher than their non-veteran counterparts.
According to the Center for Budget & Policy Priorities
and the Call of Duty Endowment
Minority & Underserved Unemployment Rates and Predictions
37% of college students are 25 or older, and 46% are first-generation college-goers.
64% of college students work – 40% full time – while supporting themselves through school.
36% of college students report not knowing where their next meals were coming from.
According to the Lumina Foundation
With access to online training resources and digital connections, every aspiring professional can take their next step with confidence.
You can help ensure they get there.