Economic mobility is out of reach for too many young Americans. Since the Great Recession, nearly 95 percent of all new jobs have gone to workers with at least some college education, and the economic disruptions of the current Covid-19 pandemic seem likely to follow a similar pattern.

City leaders – including mayors, city councils, and city managers – are well-positioned to respond to these challenges and to build more equitable futures for marginalized young people with strong pathways to quality jobs in STEM industries, as well as promote long-term family and community economic security. 

Find out how NLC can support you in this efforts. This is an informational session on a new opportunity from NLC for up to six cities interested in building equitable pathways to meaningful careers for youth and young adults from marginalized communities.

Youth Excel Initiative

Learn how you can apply for the Youth Excel: Cities Advancing Equitable Youth Economic Recovery and Empowerment initiative.