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Boosting economic mobility of low-income Americans through social capital investments

In this episode of Work in Progress: Aaron Seybert, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation. Kresge’s overall mission is to boost the economic mobility of low-income Americans and has seven program teams dedicated to improving “the quality of life in America’s cities by addressing barriers to capital.”

December 21, 2021 | WorkingNation
Propel America: Following a ‘jobs-first higher education’ model

Earning a credential and getting a job while earning college credit is helping these young adults find a career pathway.

December 17, 2021 | WorkingNation
Unique internship has high schoolers working alongside software programmers and they’re getting paid!

Code2College is increasing diversity in tech through after school programming classes for high schoolers and paid internships.

November 30, 2021 | WorkingNation
The health care worker shortage has plagued us for decades. Why haven’t we fixed it yet?

To better ensure our health care system can outlast the challenges brought on by the virus—and to pandemic-proof our health care system for the future—we must fundamentally change the way we train health care workers and set them up for success.

October 28, 2021 | WorkingNation
From IT to property management, paid internships are connecting teens to careers

Urban Alliance has placed over 6,000 teenagers in internships and has trained more than 21,000 in workforce skills.

October 15, 2021 | WorkingNation
Has COVID-19 finally brought skilled trades into the spotlight?

Over the past 18 months, skilled tradespeople have been keeping life going. Think of the HVAC technicians and plumbers who have helped newly-remote workers deal with overused air conditioners, dishwashers, and water heaters.

October 14, 2021 | WorkingNation
Youth registered apprenticeships in cybersecurity

In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast,: Mark Ouellette, program manager, Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Program.

October 5, 2021 | WorkingNation
Hispanic-Serving Institutions: ‘It only takes one generation’

HSIs are a major source of talent for employers looking to hire.

September 30, 2021 | WorkingNation
‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot’

Results from a survey of two-year institutions find 54% of students are in job-focused programs.

September 15, 2021 | WorkingNation
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