Providing job training for underserved communities

Proven career development for those who need it most

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Unemployed & Career Changers

Those who are facing the loss of employment or a major career pivot are often left without a road map, especially in an economy dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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

Almost

14,000,000

Americans are currently unemployed.

Minorities, Women, & Veterans

Members of racial minorities often face significant and persistent systemic disadvantages when it comes to leveraging the social capital necessary at every major point of a successful career. In similar ways, veterans often encounter major challenges as they seek to build their careers after military service.

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
Pew Research
and the Call of Duty Endowment

Minority & Underserved Unemployment Rates and Predictions

Low Income & First-Generation Students

For individuals from low income backgrounds and those who are the first in their families to reach their educational goals, life is often a non-traditional, challenging juggle of priorities. Lack of access to resources means potential may go untapped.

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.