Results tagged as "pathways to progress"

  • Tackling Youth Violence in London

    By Rachel Barber, Head of Community Development, EMEA October 17, 2018 10:30 AM

    Murder rates among young people in London have dramatically increased in recent years. In 2017, 46 people aged 25 or under were stabbed to death in the capital – almost double the rate in the previous year. Lesser knife offences also rose to nearly 13,000 in 2017, up 23 percent from the prior year. Such statistics are shocking, saddening, and deeply devastating for the young people involved, their families, and the communities affected.

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  • Activating the Youth Entrepreneurial Mindset with a Charge to Change the World

    March 19, 2018 10:30 AM

    ​Each year, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) invites students to think of creative solutions to help meet the United Nations’ global goals. For the 2018 World Series of Innovation (WSI), as part of its Pathways to Progress program, the Citi Foundation launched the Decent Work Challenge, which tasked young entrepreneurs with designing a practical innovation that promotes access to decent work and safe working environments (Sustainable Development Goal 8). Citi employees volunteered to serve as judges in the selection of the WSI finalists. Below, the volunteer judges share their experiences of participating in the virtual challenge.

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  • On Opportunity, Success and International Women’s Day: A Conversation Between Citi Foundation’s Brandee McHale and Pathways to Progress Participant Spandana Singh

    By Spandana Singh, Millennial Public Policy Fellow, New America March 05, 2018 12:00 PM

    While I have always understood the mission of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, I didn’t actually engage until I came across #InternationalWomensDay. Each year, millions of people on social media post about what the day means to them and the women who have inspired them. Before social media, this particular movement felt out of reach for most people to get involved. But as people around the world posted their own stories, it gave the movement a face. Since then, numerous hashtags have gained substantial traction and have succeeded in raising awareness of issues often touched upon by International Women’s Day leaders while also engaging people across generations to share their experiences and propose solutions.

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  • 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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  • 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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