In this time of social distancing and multiple pandemics, MENTOR thinks a lot about power, privilege, and opportunities, especially when it comes to how young people will access the job market. Last September, Equitable Futures surveyed approximately 1,200 young people ages 15- to 21-years old and found 39% of the respondents were Very Concerned or…

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Challenges are not new to the people who live and  work in western Pennsylvania, so when COVID-19 upended what activities take place during a normal school year, local workforce and education leaders addressed it as an opportunity to rethink their annual Business & Industry Career Fair.  “The Fair is an opportunity for our 10th grade…

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Positive change is at the heart of  FHI 360’s Compass Rose Collaborative, a network of local community-based organizations, employers, community colleges and other support services committed to promoting successful reentry for returning youth after incarceration or other involvement with the justice system. The collaborative supports young adults living in high-crime and high-poverty communities by: Implementing…

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Bedford Stuyvesant is a hub of culture, talent, and opportunity. While Brooklyn millennials grew up admiring Bed Stuy legends like Biggie Smalls, Yasiin Bey, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim—and memorized countless songs dedicated to highlighting the ups and downs that Bed Stuy residents experience every day—their beloved neighborhood has seen drastic changes leaving young adults today questioning…

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