Who We Are

LeadersUp is a talent development accelerator and social enterprise that was founded to tackle high youth unemployment in America.

Since 2013, we have stood in the gap to bridge the divide between the untapped potential of at-risk young adults of color and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent.

Our focus
We are anti-racist

Why We Exist

In the United States, there are currently 5.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 who are unemployed and not in school. This pool of untapped multicultural talent, known as Opportunity Youth, is on one side of a widening divide that hurts America’s economy and communities.


We reflect the people we serve and align with people and organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

President & CEO

Jeffery T.D. Wallace

A visionary leader and social engineer, unites stakeholders around shared goals to achieve transformative change.

Our Team

Connecting our passion through our work and stories. 

The Board

The members of our board of directors bring a wide range of cross sector knowledge and expertise to drive our mission.


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LeadersUp is a 501(c)(3) talent development intermediary focused on ending the youth unemployment and opportunity divide by meeting business hiring needs with a pipeline of ready-to-work young adults. Read More

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