Results tagged as "citi foundation"

  • Mentorship: The Power of Relationships for Academic and Career Success

    By Mike O’Brien, CEO, iMentor December 10, 2014 01:18 PM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    Personal relationships are a crucial component to ensuring more young people get into college, graduate and move towards career success. Early in my career, the importance of supporting students became clear to me, during my first role as a high school teacher.

    In 2000, I joined a high school in East New York, Brooklyn, where I taught English and also served as the varsity basketball coach. As a teacher, I had 300 students each year in my classroom, but as a coach, I had only 12 students on the basketball team. The contrast between these two positions made clear to me how important personalized support can be for a student's educational and career development.

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  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Investing in Pakistan

    By Swati Patel, Senior Vice President, Community Development, EMEA November 24, 2014 10:00 AM

    Earlier this month, in London United Kingdom, the Citi Foundation and the British Asian Trust (one of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' charities) launched a new report entitled: "Sustainable Livelihoods: Investing in Pakistan's Future" focusing on the rural poor women and urban youth in the country.

    The report found that there are around four million unemployed young people, aged 15 to 24, in Pakistan and without the adequate infrastructure to support education and vocational training to prepare this generation for the opportunities that do exist, the country risks that number soaring to 8.6 million by 2020.

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  • Mentorship: A Shared Commitment towards Success

    By Jamie Anzellotti, SVP, Global Consumer Banking November 19, 2014 01:45 PM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    Anika is a thriving sophomore at a university in California, a long way from her hometown of Brooklyn. When I first met Anika five years ago through iMentor as a high school sophomore, I could tell she was smart and determined, but travelling cross-country to live in another state can often be a challenge. And all I knew then about Anika was that she loved math, cheerleading and music - especially Justin Bieber - and that she had strong ethics and a passion for Italian food.

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  • Mentorship On and Off the Field

    By Curtis Granderson, New York Mets Outfielder, Chairman of the Board, Grand Kids Foundation November 05, 2014 09:05 AM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    When you're a professional baseball player, you have to get used to people watching your every move on-the-field - each catch, play, and hit. What you quickly realize, however, is that what you do off-the-field is equally as important.

    Both of my parents are former educators, so growing up they instilled in me the importance of sharing learning experiences with others. As my career developed, I began to realize that people looked to me to teach them - in more ways than I ever could have imagined. Nearly a decade later, I'm still committed to make every opportunity I have to influence others count. In many ways, my career has provided me the ability to be a role model and mentor to so many people, sharing with them the lessons I've learned along the way.

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  • An Innovative Approach to Enable Financial Capability

    By Pramit Jhaveri, Citi Country Officer, India October 30, 2014 11:59 AM

    Last month, India Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced his vision to end 'financial untouchability' in the country by providing universal access to banking. The target is to open 75 million new savings accounts in six months, supported by a massive financial literacy drive. Barely 40 percent of Indians currently have access to formal banking, making this initiative a national imperative.

    And I am proud that Citi is supporting his vision. Citi India, with support from Citi Foundation, has been proactively supporting financial education and inclusion programs across the country. In 2004, Citi Foundation, SEWA Bank, Women's World Bank and Coady International Institute established the Citi Center for Financial Literacy, which has since provided financial education to an estimated 800,000 low-income women.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Stella

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 29, 2014 10:45 AM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the fourth story from Stella.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Tracey

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 27, 2014 09:05 AM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the third story from Tracey.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The Impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Abe

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 23, 2014 05:13 PM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative. Pathways to Progress is reaching more than 22,000 young people in its first year alone. In addition, over the past six months, more than 160 Citi employees have devoted their time and talent in support of the initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the second story from Abe.

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  • Lessons from the Pitch: Young Entrepreneurs Develop Tools for Success

    By Gabe Morales, Program Manager, Citi Foundation October 22, 2014 05:02 PM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    The crowd goes silent, one final deep breath, and the pitch begins.

    From color-changing toothpaste to exotic popcorn flavors, to a jacket that charges your phone on the go, these are just some of the products presented this month by 55 students at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Silicon Valley, California.

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  • On the Path towards Economic Success: The impact of Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress through the eyes of Miles

    By Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Youth Economic Opportunities, Citi Foundation October 21, 2014 05:15 PM

    In March 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million national commitment seeking to catalyze the economic progress of 100,000 low-income urban youth, ages 16-24, across ten of the largest U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

    The single largest commitment by the Foundation to date, Pathways to Progress is designed to provide youth with the skills and opportunities needed to succeed in the 21st century economy within four key paths: Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership & Service, Mentorship and Summer Jobs. The initiative contributes to Citi's broader mission of enabling progress in the cities where we do business and complements the work of our Citi for Cities initiative.

    But there's no better way to explore the early success of Pathways to Progress than through the eyes of the participants. Below we share the first story from Miles.

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