Employment Education

With McDonald's, We're Bringing Youth Opportunity to D.C. Metro Area

The Youth Opportunity initiative, piloted in Chicago, comes to D.C. and Maryland.

Your Zip Code Shouldn't Determine Your Destiny, in Chicago or Anywhere

"We want to be that connected neighbor who helps qualified candidates get the jobs they want by making the introduction, advocating for them, and getting their resume to the top of the pile."

How Learning Outside the Classroom Can Lead to Growth Opportunities for Young People

Not all learning happens in a classroom. Learn about impactful moments from the Youth Opportunity initiative in Chicago. 

How Treating Young Participants Like Family Can Break Down Barriers and Create Opportunities

Learn how one organization's personal approach to programming creates opportunity for young people in Chicago. 

Reaching Global Impact Goals Requires Strong Local Partnerships

At IYF, much of the work we do is supported by strong partnerships with corporations like McDonald’s, with whom we launched a program in Chicago known as the Youth...

Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...

Louisiana Youth Make Their Voices Heard

Clustered around a table at The Rhino, a popular coffeehouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, four high school students plotted and planned. The next day, Ta'Mya, David, Annika, and Robert would have less than an hour to present key challenges...

Decent Work, Transforming TVET Systems, and the Power of Inclusive Partnerships

Real change requires partnerships, and real partnerships must include young people.

Youth are the Best Investment You'll Ever Make

Now is the time to invest in our shared future, and that means investing in our youth.

Why Economic Instability Anywhere Impacts Stability Everywhere

Discussion centered on how—and why—the United States should actively contribute to the creation of environments worldwide that lead to robust job growth and a well-equipped workforce.