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Kristi Eaton

22 December 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Skilled immigrants are better able to capitalize on their education and work experience with some help. Initiatives in Massachusetts and Oklahoma aim to help immigrants and refugees navigate complicated higher educati...

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Antonia Hylton

28 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Outreach workers with CRED (Create Real Economic Destiny) in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood are paid under a city grant to de-escalate and mediate disputes among the same gangs that some of the workers once belonged ...

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Patricia Leigh Brown

7 August 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A New Way of Life Reentry Project creates homes for women as they leave prison, providing a refuge and programs to help ensure a more successful transition into life on the outside. The network of small group homes, s...

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Katie Ellington

6 July 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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A pilot program has successfully launched an alternative-schedule employment initiative that eliminates barriers for employees who are kept out of the workforce because they are unable to work full time. Obstacles suc...

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Cinnamon Janzer

7 May 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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PNC Fairfax Connection is a community center run by PNC Bank but separate from its corporate services. The center is free and accessible to all, was built with community-focused design, and seeks to build strong comm...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

12 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A workforce development initiative, PowerCorpsPHL, pays participants to learn skills and gain hands-on experience for jobs that offer long-term career opportunity in the field of environmental sustainability. Particip...

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Annabelle Timsit

19 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Organizations around the world address rocky employee leave transitions by building resiliency and extra job training into their organizational structures after long absences. Companies successful in keeping turnover ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

6 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program out of Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce called TransWork aims to ease anxieties surrounding the experience of trans people in the workplace. They held a job fair in fall 2019 and educated the employer...

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Deborah Fallows

17 September 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...

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Natasha Riddle

10 July 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Providing housing that serves as an affirming, empowering space with access to resources can help young LGBTQ people overcome homelessness. Organizations in Washington D.C. such as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advoc...

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Alexis Allison

3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

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Jake Bullinger

21 June 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Hope for Prisoners helps more than 500 people per year adjust to living and working productively after serving sentences in jail or prison, thanks in large part to a team of mentors – many of whom are police officers....

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Julian Hernandez

26 March 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A Phoenix nonprofit called Chicanos Por La Causa serves the Latino communities across the Southwest through education, housing, health services, and more. Their job fair, created to celebrate the opening of their new ...

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Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

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Nick Wing

23 November 2018

Cheverly, Maryland, United States

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The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program uses the "golden moment" when gunshot victims are receptive to guidance, in the initial hours of their hospitalization, to steer them away from retaliatory violence and...

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Andrew Graham

15 November 2018

Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States

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In rural North Dakota where clinical treatment centers are hard to find, a program called Free Through Recovery "seeks to drive down North Dakota’s prison rates by creating networks of sobriety and support around peop...

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Molly Fosco

13 November 2018

United States

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Handshake, a growing career development platform, is working to democratize the job search process for all college students and move away from the LinkedIn model that relies on established networks. So far, 700 univer...

The New York Times

Melissa Gomez

9 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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As the New York Public Library's career counseling offerings have grown, one of the most popular features has been an interview clothing rental service. Just as they might check out a book for a set period, patrons ca...

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Stephanie Booth

30 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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America Works is a program that has been working to help vulnerable populations gain employment since 1984. They've helped more than 70,000 people find and keep jobs, largely in part due to their personalized approach...

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Julie Christie

16 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...

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Eric J. Lyman

1 March 2018

United States

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is helping refugees find jobs. The U.S. based aid group “helps displaced people obtain work visas and tries to match companies with workers who can meet specific needs.” TBB also helps people ...

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Angelina Davydova

24 June 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Rabota-i connects youth coming out of Russian orphanages, who are at high risk for unemployment, to jobs. The social enterprise also provides training and coaching to youth with disabilities. It places over 700 people...

The Local

Lee Roden

2 May 2017

Sweden

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Sweden has, and continues, to receive a lot of asylum seekers, leading to the need for successful integration of these new immigrants. Certain programs have been developed, such as one that when completed asylum seek...

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J.B. Wogan

1 October 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Different states have demanded welfare recipients to work and report their logged hours to a welfare counselor, but this practice can make welfare recipients feel more like a statistic than real people. Ramsey County,...

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Chavie Lieber

27 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Business clothes are expensive, and this can often be a barrier to low-income professionals. Dress for Success in New York City is a non-profit that collects second-hand business clothing and has high-end stylists on...

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