Results tagged as "pathways2progress"

  • 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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  • 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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  • 9 Crazy Successful People And The First Jobs That Got Them Where They Are

    November 04, 2014 09:38 AM

    This post is 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

    Do you remember the summer you spent working as a lifeguard, or the semester you were a barista during college? Can you draw a parallel between that sunburned kid and the career person you are now? That inner youth is still in there, shaping every decision you make.

    The challenges you once faced are the ones you built around; the activities you did informed your worldview; and the things that used to light your world now inspire you. The most successful people capitalize on their inner child, infusing hard work with creativity and soul.

    We partnered with Citi, and talked with nine influential entrepreneurs, policymakers, and legendary artists about the surprising first jobs that made them who they are today. Whether you're already what wanted to be, or you're making your first career moves, you'll find major inspiration.

    This article is part of Citi's sponsorship of the Urban Progress section on Huffington Post.

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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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  • Cracking the Entrepreneurship Code

    By Tom Gold, PhD., VP, Research & Evaluation, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) October 08, 2014 12:41 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

    Over the past few decades, a number of researchers have been searching for what makes a person an entrepreneur - what skills, experiences or character traits entrepreneurs have that make them special. After years of research and gallons of spilled ink, here are the findings: there is no one single answer.

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