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The Citi Foundation works with the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund to help set over 2,400 young people on the path to economic success through summer jobs. As part of their experience, participants receive financial education and access to safe and affordable financial tools to help create a platform for their financial future. To date, through the CFE Fund's leadership, municipal partners' efforts, and the Citi Foundation's support, over 6,100 young people have already gained summer work experience and were connected financial empowerment services.
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With support from the Citi Foundation, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) empowers young people to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and business startup skills needed to make their own job and succeed in the modern workforce. Through a series of year-round programs across 10 cities in the United States, over 15,000 youth will have the opportunity to develop these skills and many will work with dedicated business coaches who will help them develop and launch their business ideas.
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The Citi Foundation works with Youth Employment Services (YES) to help over 400 low-income youth develop skills that are key to career and economic success, including problem-solving, teamwork, and financial literacy. Youth participate in workshops and training programs where they learn basic working competencies–from writing a resume to preparing for an interview. Citi volunteers serve as mentors and are directly involved in helping to bring the YES mission to life.
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