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360º Career & Community Support for Chicagoland’s Opportunity Youth


This past week, I had the honor of sitting alongside leaders from the Chicagoland region for an empowering conversation and planning session that placed employers, talent development practitioners, community advocates and Opportunity Youth in the same room to answer the question: How can we build career pathways for Chicagoland’s Opportunity Youth that meet the need

Key Findings on Outreach Strategies to Effectively Engage Transitional Age Youth (TAY)

LeadersUp Outreach

If you’re a typical teenager, turning 18 means finishing high school, the start of college, maybe a job, and for most – a sense of liberation. But if you are aging out of foster care, it means the safety net disappears. Currently in the U.S. there are over 5.5 million young adults between the ages

Career 360°: Inside the Life of an Education Professional

Career 360°: Miles Goodloe

When we think of careers in education, we often think of those teachers who taught us how to work hard, set goals and reach for the stars. Between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects nearly 1.9 million job openings for teachers of preschool through postsecondary school, but the training gained

Kicking off #BlackHistoryMonth w/ TEDx 📺

Jeffery Wallace - TEDxCrenshaw

February 2017 marks the first anniversary of “LeadersUp Month,” an honor we received last year from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for helping to create partnerships between local training organizations, municipal leaders, and businesses that connect Angelenos to career pathways. Our focus for February is to celebrate the innate skill all our young adults

New Year, New Site, Same Vision. 


Last year, with conviction and our shared vision, we connected over 1,600 young adults to employment; and we are just getting started. The winds of change have ushered in a new year and a deeper commitment at LeadersUp to expanding opportunities for young adults, communities, and businesses to succeed. I’ve seen first hand the mutual

Advancing Impact Hiring: Getting Further, Faster with Employer-led Pilots

Advancing Impact Hiring

By Laura Roberts, Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation and Lenée Richards, Communications Director, LeadersUp   In today’s globally connected economy, the fundamental ability to find the right person for the job remains a key indicator of business success. In September 2016, there were 5.5 million job openings in the United States; however, more than 3