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Adele Peters

16 August 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is treating its patients both inside the hospital and in their community by helping to fund the construction of affordable housing and a workforce initiative that is creating...

Wall Street Journal

Michelle Hackman

13 August 2018

Coventry, Rhode Island, United States

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Volkswagen and Tesla are among a growing number of high profile companies turning to high schools to recruit entry level employees. Proponents believe this new model of career education is more effective because it re...

The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

3 August 2018

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

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Despite the supposed fear of automation taking away jobs, there is in fact a shortage of employees in the manufacturing industry. In rural areas where many manufacturing plants are located, companies are trying a vari...

Voice of America (VOA)

Deana Mitchell

31 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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When tech giants began opening offices in one San Francisco neighborhood without finding local talent, a formerly homeless community leader stepped in. He created Code Tenderloin, a six week coding bootcamp that provi...

The Baltimore Sun

Brittany Britto

26 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation is using haircuts to empower people. Specifically, at several centers for homeless veterans in the Baltimore area, new spaces for barbers allow veterans to access haircut and groo...

BizTech Magazine

Juliet Van Wagenen

23 July 2018

United States

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Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and IBM are forming partnerships with community colleges in an effort to address the lack of IT skilled workers entering the job market. Advertised as "new collar" careers, these te...

Pacific Standard

Brenda Iaesvoli

20 July 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Schools across the U.S. have started offering girls-only auto trade classes as a way to encourage more females to participate in the often male-dominated vocational courses. Brenda Iasevoli writes "Shop class, it seem...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

12 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Two new initiatives are working to create greater diversity in all levels of museum staffing. They include an Association of Art Museum Directors paid internship program for minority college students and a grant progr...

Nieman Lab

Marlee Baldridge

9 July 2018

London, England

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A new app creates connections between journalism interns and industry professionals willing to be a host during someone’s internship. This creates a path for greater class diversity in journalism by providing a way fo...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two federally-funded Seattle tech training programs tasked with increasing diversity in the industry returned dramatically different results over the course of one year. Experts credit Apprenti's employer-driven natur...

Food & Wine

Katherine Martinelli

29 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, restaurants and non-profits are working to "empower and employ" refugees. Although refugee cooking may seem like a short-lived "trend," the grassroots efforts of organizers and advocates are also bei...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

20 June 2018

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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The Washington Technology Industry Association started Apprenti, a program to train and place people in tech apprenticeships. After its successful pilot in Seattle, the program is coming to Michigan, supported by the ...

Yes! Magazine

Kevon Paynter

18 June 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The #CommunityTakeBackChallenge in Baltimore “aims to inspire Baltimoreans to revitalize neighborhoods by pooling resources to acquire neglected city-owned and privately owned properties.” This initiative, along with ...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Roberta Baker

17 June 2018

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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In states like New Hampshire, the rising senior population is highlighting a different issue - a lack of caregivers and home health aids. The Registered Apprenticeship Program for Home Health Aides at Great Bay Commun...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stéphanie Jacob

14 June 2018

MARRAKESH, Morocco

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The Marrakesh-based Amal for the Culinary Arts offers Moroccan women from disadvantaged backgrounds free training in order to become culinary chefs. Through the program they get hands on experience. They also help the...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

12 June 2018

Switzerland

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In Switzerland, 30 percent of companies host high school age children for paid apprenticeships. These same companies are involved in setting the national standards for skills required for specific professions. This st...

Slate

Jennifer Oldham

22 May 2018

Denver, United States

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The Women's Bean Project is a successful social enterprise that helps women experiencing poverty - for whatever reason - to gain the skills necessary to retain jobs through classes and experience on an assembly line. ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Being in a gang or selling drugs is risky and often poorly paid, but many people caught up in it see too many obstacles in alternate paths to change. Readi Chicago addresses these barriers with cognitive behavioral th...

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Ashley Gross

25 April 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A huge problem is about to confront America: technical employees, such as mechanics and plumbers, are retiring at three times the rate that they are being trained. Vocational programs, apprenticeships, and associate d...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

19 April 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Kitchen, a California non-profit organization, offers a creative approach that combines job training, healthy eating, and a reduction of food waste. The program trains youth coming out of foster care, giving them...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Coding positions can provide a stable job with a middle class salary, however—due to a lack of opportunities, the cost of education, and the culture at tech companies—women and especially women of color have a difficu...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

15 April 2018

United States

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In order to address shrinking newsrooms across the country as well as diminishing opportunities for journalists to learn the tools of reporting, the Report For America program was created. Modeled on AmeriCorps, the p...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Ann Babe

6 April 2018

Zanzibar

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In Zanzibar, young women are overwhelmingly becoming entrepreneurs in order to combat the high rates of unemployment. “Women's increasing interest in self-employment is more pronounced than men’s: 20.8 compared to 12....

The New York Times

John Hanc

5 April 2018

Ohio, United States

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High schools across the country are promoting project-based learning as "the future of education." Suburban and urban, high-income and low-income classrooms in Massachusetts, Kentucky, California, and Ohio are connect...

NMPolitics.net

Leah Todd

5 April 2018

Grants, New Mexico, United States

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One of the biggest economic challenges facing small rural towns is the lack of nearby jobs. To tackle this, SoloWorks is providing a physical space and internet access to connect rural New Mexico residents to remote j...

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