Pathways to progress

Pathways to progress

Pathways to Progress

Pathways to Progress is a job skills-building initiative that addresses the persistent, global issue of youth unemployment.

  • Through a combination of Citi Foundation philanthropic investments, Citi employee volunteers, career development opportunities at Citi, and research, Pathways to Progress aims to address the skills mismatch and equip young people, particularly those from underserved communities, with the skills and networks needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing economy. Since launching Pathways to Progress in 2014, the Citi Foundation has invested more than $320 million globally in workforce preparation. 

In September 2020, the Citi Foundation announced an additional $100 million, three-year commitment to provide economic opportunities for young people. In the new iteration of Pathways to Progress, the Citi Foundation will double down its efforts to improve economic and employment opportunities for young people in underserved communities around the world and young people of color in the U.S. 


Global Reach, Local Impact

The Citi Foundation works with 100+ local, regional and global community partners to co-design programming that is shaped by local socio-economic conditions. 

Flexible Funding


The Citi Foundation is committed to providing flexible support to our community partners, providing them with the space to innovate and respond to community needs with agility. 

Meaningful Youth Engagement

The Citi Foundation is committed to ensuring that young people play an active role in the solutions and programs developed to serve them. 

Action for Racial Equity

Learn more about how Pathways investments align with the Citi Foundation’s Action for Racial Equity commitment.

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