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Overview: A panel event, presented by General Assembly and the Clinton Foundation, showcasing several innovative programs that are making the business case for investing in Opportunity Youth.
Why It’s Important: Nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 to 24 are out of school and out of work – a group known as “Opportunity Youth”. This often leaves youth without the work experience and post-secondary credentials needed to find employment, at a great cost to the individual youth, local communities, and the country.
The good news, according to an analysis by the Bridgespan Group, is that nearly six million entry-level jobs will be created from 2012 to 2022 that don’t require a college degree.
To help fill this gap, companies and nonprofit organizations around the country have stepped up to provide the necessary training and mentoring to help young people find successful career pathways.
For Press Interested in Attending: Press registration is now open to the members of the media. To apply, please complete this form (https://goo.gl/DE7Zsc). The deadline to apply is August 21. Media will receive an email confirmation from firstname.lastname@example.org with details about picking up your credential. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
CEO and Co-Founder,
Jake Schwartz is Co-Founder and CEO of General Assembly, where he is responsible for guiding the organization’s global growth and expansion. Under his leadership, General Assembly has scaled to 14 cities in less than four years, and has helped more than 70,000 students create opportunities through educational programming in technology, business and design. General Assembly was recently voted Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in Education and #28 Most Innovative Company in the world.
Prior to founding General Assembly, Jake worked for Associated Partners, a multi-stage private equity firm focused on telecommunications, media, and technology co-funded by Liberty Media and Goldman Sachs. He has a BA from Yale University, and earned an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School.
Senior Vice President of Programs,
Maura Pally is the senior vice president of programs and acting chief development officer at the Clinton Foundation. In this role, Maura oversees the strategic and operational efforts of the Foundation’s initiatives, and fosters relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the life-changing work of the Clinton Foundation. Prior to her current role, Maura was responsible for the Foundation's women and youth programs including managing the creation, development, and implementation of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project; Too Small to Fail; and Job One, an effort to help close the skills gap nationally. She also served as acting chief executive officer.
Maura joined the Clinton Foundation from Bloomberg Philanthropies and she previously served as acting assistant and deputy assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, special assistant in the Office of White House Counsel under President Clinton and as manager of politics and public policy at Oxygen Media. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.
Jeffery T.D. Wallace
President and CEO,
Jeffery T.D. Wallace is a keen, innovative strategist that excels in organizational development, program design, management and evaluation. Jeffery has the astute ability of constructing disruptive social innovations that are impact driven and results oriented. With over a decade of youth, community and economic development experience, Jeffery has proven success in fundraising, board management and forging highly effective public-private partnerships. As the Founding Executive Director and President of LeadersUp, he is charged with being both a visionary and architect – establishing the strategic framework for LeadersUp to fulfill its mission to create employer-led solutions for addressing youth disconnection that yield successful outcomes for both businesses and communities. Prior to spearheading LeadersUp, Jeffery served over four years on the leadership team for one of the most influential civil rights organizations in the nation. In his role as Senior Program Officer and later as Chief of Staff at the Los Angeles Urban League, he built a Good to Great high performing organizational culture and led the human capital, programmatic architecture and policy agenda of the League’s comprehensive community change initiative in South Los Angeles. His leadership resulted in increased delivery of vital education, public safety, public health and community development services to over 10,000 residents and stakeholders.
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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