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10 March 2016
San Francisco, California, United States
Five Keys Charter School, established in 2003, works in various California prisons to provide education and job training to inmates. Since its founding, Five Keys has awarded 684 high school diplomas to inmates in cus...
20 January 2016
Under 800 Words
Tibetan youth face high levels of unemployment in India, and an entrepreneurship training program is trying to change that by helping young people start their own companies. TED, the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Developme...
25 December 2015
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Former convicts learn essential life and culinary skills in a tailored program at D.C. Central Kitchen.
14 December 2015
Detroit, Michigan, United States
An inner city Detroit program places 90 percent of graduates in well-paying tech jobs by teaching them how to code. It may serve as a viable path for Philadelphia citizens, as well.
8 December 2015
The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership develops enterprises that foster sustainable economic development, focusing especially on empowering farmers and women.
4 October 2015
Broadcast TV News
Over 15 Minutes
Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women affected by domestic violence leave abusive situations and enter the economy, creating a path to self-sustainability.
22 September 2015
Kakamega, Kakamega, Kenya
Broadcast TV News
Over 15 Minutes
Kenya's female water tank masons are delivering measurable benefits to their communities and empowering other women to take up leadership roles.
11 September 2015
Los Angeles, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Four community groups in the Los Angeles area work to address the root causes of what draws young people into gangs with a mix of approaches to help people leave the gang life, including education and job services, co...
8 August 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
Neighborhood Centers, a Houston anti-poverty program has a simple philosophy: “The people are the asset, the source of potential solutions, not the problem.” The non-profit has scaled nationally, employing its bottom...
23 July 2015
Queens, New York, United States
Access Code is a nonprofit in New York that gives young adults, particularly those from minority groups, instruction and resources to learn coding. This education promotes greater access to lucrative careers in the wo...
18 June 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
Operation Exit, a program in Boston, offers vocational training to ex-offenders and people with a high risk of offending, giving them the motivation and tools to better their situation.
14 June 2015
San Bernardino, California, United States
In a city with a long-struggling school system, a nonprofit trade program is helping unemployed adults find work in the high-tech manufacturing field. Technical Employment Training in San Bernardino ensures participan...
The New York Times
29 May 2015
After the global recession, long-term unemployment can make jobless workers depressed, with their skills becoming unsharpened and obsolete. Practice firms, operating as fake businesses, in the Eurozone aim to keep the...
2 May 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Since the 1960s, New York City has run the nation’s largest publicly managed summer jobs program. Nearly 50,000 14- to 24-four-year-olds spend six weeks working, not only in publicly funded day care centers, summer ca...
27 April 2015
Gonzales, California, United States
Half of U.S. farm workers are Hispanic, but few make it to leadership positions. A historically white non-profit, FFA, is creating equal education programs in California to increase leadership opportunities for minori...
6 April 2015
Washington, United States
Many students who are funneled into remedial courses don't end up completing their community college degrees. For the past decade, I-BEST has offered students a hands-on approach, connecting academic work with direct ...
25 March 2015
Waco, Texas, United States
A new vocational school in Waco makes a promise to its graduates: A good-paying job. The school focuses on blue-collar skills with a practical edge, ensuring employability.
11 March 2015
Fresno, California, United States
A career high school in Fresno offers 16 tracks ranging from game design to environmental science taught by a team of teachers with work background in the respective fields. Studies have found that students enrolled i...
27 February 2015
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
There are many other adults beyond teachers who regularly interact with children — and who are often overlooked as potential contributors to the educational mission. Hartsville, South Carolina, uses school bus drivers...
15 January 2015
Over 3000 Words
KidZania is a theme park in a dozen countries where kids engage in different types of work, ranging from working on a car assembly line to putting out fake fires with real water and examining a doll’s teeth as a denti...
9 January 2015
Illinois, United States
To address the low diversity in the teacher workforce, in 2005, Illinois committed $20 million to a Grown Your Own Teacher Initiative to develop 1,000 teachers. The program provided a pathway for parents, community le...
12 November 2014
Richmond, California, United States
Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety responded to alarmingly high gun violence levels with an outreach approach to young men at high risk of getting shot or of shooting others. Instead of a heavy-hande...
11 September 2014
Many prison systems around the world are focused on retribution rather than rehabilitation. With the lowest recidivism rates in the world, Bastøy Prison of Norway is committed to developing positive members of society...
8 July 2014
Scooba, Mississippi, United States
East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) helps Eastern Mississippi fill high-skill jobs by educating and training local workers. The students at EMCC are each evaluated for skillsets and gaps in education, and they w...
23 April 2014
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Bangladesh has often struggled maintaining safety in the workplace. But a new effort ensures that Bangladeshi workers are trained about how to better follow security and safety restrictions to create a safer working e...
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