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
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
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
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
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
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your incredible support and investment in LeadersUp throughout the year. It is with great excitement that I share that LeadersUp is a recipient of a $300K Technology Grant from Google to power our career pathways initiatives across the nation.