Category: Seattle

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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Opportunity Youth at Work

Launched in August 2015, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is the nation’s largest employer-led coalition focused on supporting opportunity youth—16-24 year olds who are out of work and not in school—by connecting youth to employ...

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Pizza with purpose: MOD gives ex-cons a second chance

Scott and Ally Svenson weren\'t planning to become entrepreneurs again. The husband-and-wife team had already created two food empires: Seattle Coffee Company, which they sold to Starbucks (SBUX), and Italian restaurant chain Carlu...

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative Exceeds Goal and Hires 100,000 Opportunity Youth In First Year

Employer-led coalition achieves goal two years ahead of schedule; Aligns with rest of sector to help one million young people in the next five years SEATTLE (August 31, 2016) – The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s la...

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Video Review: 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Employer Convening – Seattle

We are in the midst of a national crisis. 5.5 million young people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working. They need a chance to bridge the opportunity divide. We welcomed 1,500 young people...

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No diploma? No job? A team of educators, outreach workers and one former NFL player want to help

High school graduation rates in Washington, at five percentage points below the national average, are nothing to cheer. But our state is a ground-breaker in reconnecting dropouts with ways to earn a diploma after the fact.The sunny ...

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Host Opportunity Hiring Fair in Seattle on May 5

100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Host Opportunity Hiring Fair in Seattle on May 5, Expanding a Nationwide Effort to Connect America’s Youth to Jobs Coalition of 40 Top U.S. Companies Set to Launch Long-Term Hiring Effort in Seat...

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