Aims to reduce youth unemployment in cities through first jobs, internships, business training and leadership development
NEW YORK, February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– Citi today announced a global expansion of the Pathways to Progress initiative led by a Citi Foundation investment of $100 million to connect 500,000 young people, ages 16-24, to training and jobs over the next three years. This is the largest philanthropic commitment in the Citi Foundation’s history. Pathways launched in 2014 with a $50 million effort that helped more than 100,000 young people across 10 U.S.
Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles — software engineering, especially — at their own companies. Their boards are saying, “We gave you the money to grow, grow, grow, but you’re not. You don’t have the engineers to get it done.” The board can’t miss that you only seem able to hire men. So your dev team is shorthanded.
Years ago, I had the experience of meeting Donald Trump. I worked in city government in New York and he wanted to buy a building from the city. (He pitched poorly, and totally misread his civic nerd audience, telling us over and over how Britney Spears had a whole floor of rooms at his hotel….)
He did say one thing that’s stuck in my mind ever since:
Ever wonder what engineering students and software engineers get up to at Bloomberg's Engineering Discovery Day?
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Ever wonder what engineering students and software engineers get up to at Bloomberg's Engineering Discovery Day? Get a sneak peek through this #MannequinChallenge video, which was shot at a recent Discovery Day at Bloomberg HQ in New York City.
To Help Create Jobs in your Community, It’s as Easy as Unpack, Repack and Give Back
Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season. Launched one year ago, in time for Cyber Monday, the Give Back Box platform leverages e-commerce to allow people to donate items in a unique and convenient way, without having to leave the comfort of their homes.
A textile company transforming trash into thread and a venture employing a wind system that generates high-voltage energy without turbines are amongst projects being supported to tackle societal and environmental problems.
The second in our series of accelerator programmes is being launched in New York to support entrepreneurs create a significant number of jobs in the green economy.