America’s Future Workforce, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides economic opportunity to underserved individuals in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. There specific programming initiatives are offered in an effort to most fully meet the needs of all the individuals served by America’s Future Workforce:Pathways Program serves disconnected and underserved youth between the ages of 16 and 24.
Education to Employment Program targets college and graduate school students who need assistance transitioning from education to employment.
Worldwide Workers Program assists skilled international workers seeking employment in the United States.
Each America’s Future Workforce Fellow undergoes training, coaching, and placement into an internship opportunity congruent with their skill-sets and passions. The organization provides a stipend to defray the cost of living and transportation costs the fellow might inure in addition to consistent support and management throughout the internship experience.
The programmatic outcomes allow for these workforce newcomers to bolster their short- and long-term job prospects by decreasing absenteeism, boosting both student achievement and graduation rates, forging at least seven professional contacts, completing assigned projects which can be displayed on a resume, and securing gainful employment weeks after program completion.