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Why Employers Should Connect To Opportunity Youth In 2021

In a new piece published by Forbes, Executive Director Charles Hiteshew makes the case for corporate hiring of opportunity youth and discusses our 20 For 20 Challenge. Read the article here.

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Paying it Forward with the LinkedIn Plus One Pledge

At 100K Opportunities, we know that building networks and relationships is a key step on the path towards a sustainable, lasting career. But not everyone has access to the networks that can help them land the job they want and deser...

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10 Ways to Safely Help Your Community During Covid-19

Like many of you, the 100K Opportunities team finds itself coping with the global health crisis by looking for ways we can help others. The Corporation for National & Community Service offers 13 free social graphics for individu...

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National Youth Hiring Day – By The Numbers

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative partnered with Get Schooled to execute the largest job fair, digital or physical, in its five-year history on Thursday, May 7th. Nine employers and four program providers joined together to make ...

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Susan Hughes Joins the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative as National Director of Employer Partnerships

Susan Hughes has just joined 100K as the National Director of Employer Partnerships and started on May 4. Susan come to 100K from World 50, where she led a private community of CFOs from across the globe. World 50 builds private, in...

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National Youth Hiring Day Connects Thousands of Young People With Job Openings and Resources

As Job Losses Skyrocket, Industry Leaders Hiring for More Than 150,000 Immediate Job Openings Participate in Today’s National Youth Hiring Day Amazon, CVS Health, Dollar General, Fry’s Food Stores, Spectrum, Stop & Shop, Target...

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Alex Peay joins the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative as Director of Community Partnerships

Alex Peay joins 100K Opportunities Initiative after founding and directing for the last nine years Rising Sons, a youth empowerment, civic engagement and employment nonprofit in Philadelphia. Alex attended Ursinus College with a ma...

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Charles Hiteshew joins the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative as Executive Director

Four years after its formation, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative (“100K”) has assembled a broad coalition of private, public, and non-profit partners to raise the profile of opportunity youth (young people who are disconnected f...

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#HiringDay Seeks To Connect Thousands Of Young People With Jobs

By Susan McPherson– Contributor, Forbes Earlier this year, I asked industry experts to share their CSR predictions for 2019. Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR, said: “2019 will (again) be a year when business will be well advis...

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The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Plans for Future Success

New report charts a strategy to reach the goal of hiring one million opportunity youth. SEATTLE, January 22, 2019 -- Three and a half years after its formation, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is at a pivotal moment for expand...

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