Connecting Employers and Young Job Seekers
We’re closing the employment gap so everyone wins
Our Evolving Strategy
Our goal is for a million opportunity youth to be hired by 2021.
To help define the work ahead, we’re releasing a report, Looking to the Future: Assessing Success & Charting a Path Forward, to assess our accomplishments and develop steps for success.
We’ve built a powerful coalition of more than 55 nationwide employers.
Since 2015, we’ve been working in seven demonstration cities, launching large hiring fairs and job retention efforts to connect employers and opportunity youth. The process is supported by local organizations that provide skills training, education services, and case management to ensure success in hiring and retention.
News and Updates
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…Read More
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…Read More