For Immediate Release – Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 – America’s Future Workforce joins a coalition of organizations as a founding signatory of the First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact. This compact is led by President Obama in an effort to highlight existing community-led organizations bridging the Opportunity Divide. These organizations create employment pathways in highly competitive job markets to out-of-school, out-of-work youth between the ages of 16-24.
America’s Future Workforce is uniquely positioned to bridge the Opportunity Divide in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region, and as a founding member of this compact, our organization will address the youth workforce issue with a holistic perspective. Our programming includes training, career guidance, case management, and individualized career planning to our cohort participants. We anticipate providing services to 100 Opportunity Youth in the next 2 years, and expect to double our impact every 2 years after. As a result, our organization will ensure hundreds of youth will have the necessary technical proficiency and soft skills to succeed in the 21st century workforce.