Pathways to Progress is a three-year, $50 million commitment by the Citi Foundation to give 100,000 low-income youth in the United States the opportunity to develop the workplace skills and leadership experience necessary to compete in a 21st Century economy.
Launched in March 2014
, Pathways to Progress is comprised of four core program paths: entrepreneurship training, civic engagement opportunities, mentorship, and summertime employment, that seek to help urban young people, ages 16-24, increase their employability in an environment of high joblessness within this age group. Giving young people the skills to access a job early in their working lives will better position them for their professional and economic future.
Developed with leading community partners, who identify and recruit participants with demonstrated potential for success, this initiative also brings together urban policymakers, private sector stakeholders, and community leaders to learn from these programs and scale cross-sector approaches to tackling chronic youth joblessness.
Pathways to Progress is focused on 10 of the largest U.S. cities where Citi has a presence: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. and is strengthened by the active involvement of Citi volunteers in these markets.