As the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the USA, Homeboy Industries serves formerly gang-involved young men and women with a continuum of free services, and operates 7 social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.
The Anudip Foundation is dedicated to creating livelihood opportunities for marginalized youth and women in rural areas and urban slums in India by: (1) setting up training centers to develop skilled IT professionals and entrepreneurs, (2) employing
Hack the Hood is a youth development program and an economic development program. They introduce low-income youth to tech careers by training them to build websites for small businesses in their communities.
I love this. Thank you for your wonderful idea Amy and Jessica! My late paternal grandmother had Alzheimer's. I know how important it was for our family members, her many caregivers at various periods in her later years, to stay connected in community and active. I've also seen the power of dance to strengthen the social network and mental health of my maternal grandma, who throughout her 80s has been a part of her local Chinese dance group and has at the same time taken care of my grandpa. I think this project could definitely help caregivers practice self-care and flourish in community! Keep up the great work!
Great find Shari! I love the idea of local youth using a platform like this to build their own employment opportunities and provide authentic tourist experiences to those abroad. What if there were a way for those even without access to internet to get these same livelihood opportunities and share their experiences?
Sarah, I really resonate with the idea of taking a "year-on" to more deeply explore career possibilities, revitalize, and reflect. And I think it would be really cool to consider how companies or organizations can partner with those taking time off to provide employment opportunities at the end.