Employment Education

Building on Success of IYF’s Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program, USAID Doubles Support

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded  the International Youth Foundation (IYF) an additional US$ 2.5 million to support Phase II of its Caribbean Youth Empowerment...

The Arab Spring

This post originally appeared as part of Interaction's Monday Developments.

“We can build, we can plant, we can be creative, we can invent,” a young Jordanian announced recently to an assembled group of...

Youth in Zarqa Benefit from On-the-Job Training

Sajeda, 22, hopes to sell her own jewelry some day. Osama, 18, wants to be a pastry chef.  Mohammed, 17, would like to open a restaurant. All three dropped out of secondary school by grade 10; yet each is taking steps to reach their goals with support from Youth:...

Engaging Parents as Part of the Solution

Sometimes it’s hard for a mother to know what to do—especially when it comes to raising teenage boys. To help the mothers of its youth beneficiaries to better cope with communication and other challenges at home, the Russeifeh Sons Association for Social Development, a Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ)...

Young Women Seize New Opportunities to Develop Skills, Access Jobs

The main road leading into this small urban center in Jordan’s agricultural belt is flanked by plastic covered greenhouses and vendors selling freshly-picked tomatoes, cauliflower, and cucumbers.

While agricultural productivity in the region has increased...

What is the Changing Face of Corporate Citizenship? Global Leaders Square Off

How has corporate social responsibility changed over the years, and what are some of the emerging CSR trends that could impact global companies in the coming decade? Last evening, a panel of global business leaders offered a range of opinions and perspectives on the subject at a roundtable...

Y.E.S. Initiative Participants

Meet young men and women like Ninfa and Don Paulo, who participated in the Y.E.S. initiative and learned job and life skills that opened new opportunities for them.

Celebrating 20 Years

Microsoft chose to work with IYF in many countries because it is an effectively global and appropriately local organization.— Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

In April 1990, the International Youth Foundation was...