Pathways to Progress: Setting the Stage for Impact

Posted by Equal Measure on June 15, 2015

New Issue Brief

Pathways to Progress: Setting the Stage for Impact

In 2014, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress, a three-year, $50 million commitment to help 100,000 low-income youth – ages 16 to 24 – develop the workplace skills and leadership experience necessary to compete in a 21st century economy.

Understanding that unique and customized employability and leadership development strategies work for different youth, the Citi Foundation is investing in four program paths: Entrepreneurship, Service/Leadership, Mentorship 2.0, and Summer Jobs.

At the center of this strategy is a deep investment in a portfolio of five national organizations: Points of Light, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, iMentor, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow.

Equal Measure is conducting a three-year portfolio review of Pathways to Progress.

In this Issue Brief, we describe how the grantees are testing innovative program models, review their early progress and impact, and offer future areas of inquiry for our portfolio review.

To access this Issue Brief, click here.

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