100,000
Opportunities
Initiative™

Millions of Opportunity Youth would like to be working but are unable or unsure how to take the first steps. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ helps them prepare for and land their first jobs.

With millions of job openings in the country, employers are looking to hire strong talent. Answering that call, The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ connects employers with the employees they need.

Working at Walgreens as a pharmacy tech helps me prepare for my dream job-being a psychiatrist or a social worker.

Lashay

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Working
Together

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative has a number of moving parts that include a dynamic group of employers, community organizations, city governments, and other funders.

  • Employer Learning Community: Sharing learning and best practices for youth recruiting and retention strategies.
  • Demonstration Cities: The initiative brings together local government, employers, and community organizations to support young people across the country.
  • Opportunity Hiring Fairs: Thousands of young people attend fairs in demonstration cities and a lot of them walk away with job offers in hand. They get the help they need to prepare and the chance to interview.

Additional
Support

The Schultz Family Foundation supports two other important parts of the initiative.

  • Ongoing Hiring Programs: Beyond the fairs, we support local community organizations who help young people in their job search.
  • Digital Scale: In 2018, we will be piloting joblaunch.org, the first digital hiring platform designed specifically for Opportunity Youth.

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With millions of job openings in the country, employers are looking to hire strong talent. Answering that call, The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ connects employers with the employees they need.

  • Ara

    100,000 Opportunities Initiative—D.C. | Starbucks

    I was really nervous. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it, but I motivated myself, I told myself I would and I actually did.

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  • Christian

    100,000 Opportunities Initiative—D.C. | Nordstrom

    I knew I was going to get something today. Here I am—I got something.

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