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Transcript of Pre-Module
a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 young adults
in 10 cities develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.
A 2013 study by the Corporation for National and Community Service shows that
gain critical 21st century leadership and workplace skills
build networks and connections to communities
utilize skills by participating in and leading volunteer service projects
Too many young people from low-income families aren’t reaching their educational or economic potential:
The national high school graduation rate is 78.2%.
Where are we?
Our scholars will...
Graduation rates in many cities are below 50 percent
(National Center for Education Statistics, 2013).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012
Professionalism/work ethic, teamwork/collaboration and oral communications were rated the most important needed in the workforce.
(Conference Board, 2006)
Volunteering is associated with an increased likelihood of finding employment for all volunteers regardless of a person’s gender, age, ethnicity, geographical area or the job market conditions.
Volunteers without a high school diploma have a 51% higher likelihood of finding employment than non-volunteers without diplomas.
Volunteers have a 27% higher likelihood of finding jobs after being out of work than non-volunteers.
Thousands of professionals –
including Citi employees
– are participating as:
The unemployment rate for Americans with a high school diploma or less is 18.5%.
A Workforce Readiness Report Card showed that new workforce entrants with just a high school diploma lacked all 10 skills that were viewed as very important by a majority of employers.
is the nation’s largest corporate-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA program and supports President Obama’s call to create new public-private partnerships that use national service to help solve our nation’s most pressing challenges
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