Category: News

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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National Youth Hiring Day Recap

Broad success connecting opportunity youth with employers! (more…)

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America’s Leading Employers and Foundations to Host Atlanta’s Largest Job Fair for Youth on May 3

Coalition set to launch region’s largest long-term effort to bring jobs to opportunity youth. Registration Now Open for May 3 Job and Resource Fair; More than 1,800 Interviews and Hundreds of On-the-Spot Job Offers Expected at Free...

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Jobs initiative aimed at young people in Atlanta

[caption id=\"\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"750\"] The city is joining with a private sector group for a job fair on May 3. Experts say that a disproportionate share of young people are not in the labor market. Here, a job fair...

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Major U.S. Companies Aim To Capture Atlanta’s Opportunity Youth With HUGE Job Fair In May

By Parrish Walton - Georgia Public Broadcasting Did you know there are more than 110,000 “opportunity youths” in the metro Atlanta area alone? Did you know there was such a group at all? Do you know what that means? I didn’t unti...

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Top U.S. Companies and Foundations Announce Initiative to Connect Atlanta’s Youth to Jobs

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ – a coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including FedEx, HMSHost, Starbucks, Yum! Brands, Walmart and more – has picked Atlanta for its next Opportunity Hiring Fair on May 3 to connect thou...

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Several major American companies to help ‘thousands’ of Atlanta youth find jobs

By Phil W. Hudson  – Staff Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle A coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Wal-Mart Stores In...

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