Pathways to Employment

The average time a résumé spends on an HR manager’s desk is seven seconds, and candidates are often immediately dismissed if they don’t yet possess typical professional credentials. However, a traditional résumé isn’t necessarily what it takes to be an incredible employee. Currently, an Opportunity Divide exists in the United States. There are more than 4 million job vacancies across the country yet there are nearly 6 million young people between the ages 16-24 in the U.S. who are out of school and work. This campaign encourages hiring managers to look beyond the traditional resume and consider alternate talent pipelines of Opportunity Youth. Opportunity Youth are a motivated, resilient pool of untapped talent who will be unstoppable in their jobs, like they’re unstoppable in life. Hiring managers can discover new ways to develop great talent and build a more diverse workforce at GradsOfLife.org.

 

Supporting Minority Education

Due to financial circumstances, many of America’s deserving minority students do not have access to a college education. Since 1944, the United Negro College Fund has sought to provide one. Since 1972, the beginning of this campaign, UNCF has helped more than 300,000 talented students earn a college degree.

 

Autism Awareness

Autism is one of the fastest-growing serious developmental disorders in the United States, doubling in prevalence in just one decade. For children with autism, everyday things can be upsetting, such as a change in routine, direct eye contact with others, loud noises or bright light. Told from the perspective of a child, new PSAs take audiences through an imaginative world to illustrate the signs of autism, and encourage parents to learn all of the signs at AutismSpeaks.org/signs.

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