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Pathways to Progress Youth Workforce Fund
Through the Youth Workforce Fund, the Citi Foundation supports nonprofit organizations across the United States to help them expand their programming and connect low-income youth to a range of employment opportunities. Funding through the Youth Workforce Fund enables these organizations to plug youth into apprenticeships, internships and vocational training programs that are specific to local employment opportunities including healthcare, culinary arts, information technology and entrepreneurship.
The Youth Workforce Fund is part of the Citi Foundation’s three year, $100MM global Pathways to Progress initiative, which focuses on career readiness initiatives that provides young adults seeking employment with the full range of services needed for long-term career and economic success. According to the Citi Foundation’s Global Youth Survey: Economic Prospects & Expectations, 78% of young people surveyed believe that internships and apprenticeships are critical for career success, however, 60% say there are not enough of these opportunities in their cities.