Results tagged as "pathways to progress"

  • The Places Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Will Take You: Reflections from a NFTE and Pathways to Progress Alum

    By Khaled Khalifa, NFTE Alum and NFTE Citi Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow October 19, 2017 12:15 PM

    On Thursday, October 12, I had the opportunity to co-host the NFTE National Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by the Citi Foundation, which brought together 41 NFTE students from across the country to share their business ideas and compete for a total of $35,000 in startup capital.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Ben, Oakland, California

    September 11, 2017 04:45 PM

    Ben is a college student in Oakland, California who has been interested in music and photography his entire life. Ben wanted to make a career for himself in the arts but wasn’t sure where to begin, as he lacked the technical and professional skills to turn his passion into a career. In high school he discovered Youth Radio, an organization that offers young people intensive training in media and technology and then engages them in work-based learning opportunities. Ben is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree and is also now working at Youth Radio working as a project associate teaching 9th graders everything that was taught to him in the program.

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  • Pathways to Progress: The Power of Mentorship on Display at the Citi Open

    August 30, 2017 02:15 PM

    The power and impact that mentorship can have on the lives of young people was on full display earlier this month at the Citi Open, when three young women from the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)’s Ascend program participated in the 2nd annual Professional Development Day at the Open. Supported by the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, the Ascend program works with first-generation, low-income college students to help them complete college and prepare them to pursue professional careers.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Mpumelelo and Lawrence, Johannesburg

    August 23, 2017 09:30 AM

    Mpumelelo and Lawrence are young entrepreneurs who recently opened their first business venture – a coffee shop called Kofi in the Soweto Township of Johannesburg, South Africa. They opened Kofi after participating in TechnoServe’s Box Shop Program, which supports entrepreneurship by connecting local entrepreneurs with wider markets and linking them to stable supply chains.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Citi Enables Career Ready Interns in London

    By Peter Cunningham, Citi Europe, Middle East and Africa Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions Corporate Sales – Consumer & Healthcare August 17, 2017 03:00 PM

    I recently celebrated my 20th anniversary with Citi, after starting at the company fresh out of school. Despite the passage of time, I can still clearly remember the fear and trepidation of applying for and securing my first role as a Citi summer Intern, based in London. I am the first person in my immediate family to attend university and work for a large company, and I am humbled and consider myself to be very lucky in the career I have built at Citi. I can clearly remember the Intern recruitment process and feeling that I didn’t have the guidance, knowledge and connections that it seemed many of my Intern peers arrived with. These experiences instilled in me a sense of wanting to help others.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Hanming, Singapore

    August 09, 2017 10:00 AM

    Lei Hanming, a university student in Singapore, has many interests and always knew that she wanted to attend college but was unsure what interests would translate into a successful career. It wasn’t until she participated in the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) Program that she realized her true professional aspiration.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Mathias, Buenos Aires

    July 28, 2017 09:45 AM

    Mathias is a 17-year-old student from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who recently began his university studies. Prior to enrolling in University, Mathias participated in the Creando Tu Futuro program, an innovative job skills training program aimed at building a strong foundation of technical and life skills for low-income young people in Latin America.

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  • Youth Optimism, Meet Opportunity: Bridging the Gap between Young People’s Career Aspirations & Ability to Succeed

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation February 22, 2017 09:00 AM

    Young people today make up the largest youth population in history. Their successes and struggles are as diverse as their personalities and aspirations. However, in all corners of the globe, this generation faces a common challenge: persistent, high rates of youth unemployment. Left unaddressed, the consequences reverberate across our cities and affect us all. When young people don’t see or have a sustainable economic path, our families and communities also suffer. In fact, the futures of cities are intrinsically tied to the economic success of young people.

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  • #CitiVolunteers Deliver Fresh Food to Charities Across London

    By Rachael Barber, Head of Community Development, EMEA November 23, 2016 09:00 AM

    As we announced in September, we’re proud to be partnering with the Evening Standard’s #FoodforLondon campaign to help address food waste and food poverty in large urban centers like London. When the Evening Standard approached us in October asking for our help with distributing the boxes of fresh food they had been gifted at short notice, #CitiVolunteers stepped into action, helping to contact charities we work with whose clients desperately need better access to fresh food. Thanks to their efforts 250 food boxes were distributed to families in need through three charities– Brixton Soup Kitchen, Fight for Peace and Toynbee Hall.

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  • From Comic Book Heroes to Cracked Phone Screens - Young Entrepreneurs Have their Sights Set on Success

    October 12, 2016 12:30 PM

    “We’re just 8th graders!” This disclaimer from youth entrepreneurs Anna Doherty and Hope Sacco sent waves of laughter around the auditorium. The duo might have been only in the 8th grade, but under bright lights, in front of a giant screen and an eager audience, their business pitch at the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (presented by the Citi Foundation) made it clear to hundreds of attendees that the business partners were serious about taking their success to the next level. The Baltimore-based co-founders of Girls Coloring for Change, a coloring book featuring illustrations of inspiring women, wowed guest judges, including returning judge David Chubak, Citi’s Head of Productivity. Their passion for empowering young girls, compelling team dynamic, and early business success in bookstores helped score them points. The pair ultimately walked away with the $25,000 grand prize package, which included a college scholarship and resources to help their business grow.

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