Coalition of Companies Commits to Hiring 100,000 Youth

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is a coalition of leading U.S.-based companies committed to training and hiring 100,000 Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and not working by 2018.

Coalition of Companies Commits to Hiring 100,000 Youth

A national coalition of leading U.S.-based companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth — 16 to 24 year olds who face systemic barriers to jobs and education — launched its efforts at a job fair in Chicago. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, supported by MacArthur through the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions, brought together 29 companies spanning a number of industries that are committed to collectively hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018 through apprenticeships, internships, training programs, and both part-time and full-time jobs. The coalition will work with community-based organizations and civic leaders to help deliver the local skills training and hiring opportunities young people need.

Partners

  • MacArthur Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is...

  • The Aspen Institute

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and...

  • The Joyce Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The Joyce Foundation is a charitable foundation based in the city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States and operating principally in the broader Great Lakes region. The Foundation...

  • JPMorgan Chase

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers...

  • Prudential

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Helping people and businesses worldwide with their insurance and financial needs

    With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, they provide...

  • Rockefeller Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic...

  • Walmart Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Walmart Foundation creating opportunities so people can live better. Walmart is committed to helping people live better through addressing community needs and enhancing opportunities in...

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation

    Foundation
    Staff size: 101-250

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF was founded in June 1930 as the W.K. Kellogg Child Welfare Foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg.


    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation...

  • Starbucks Coffee Company

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    By bringing people together over coffee, Starbucks has become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved companies. We purchase, roast and serve award-winning coffee. We also offer...

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Key Information

LocationUnited States, North America
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2015
  • End Date 2018
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