Blog: Social Innovation Fund Award Demonstrates Momentum for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth

Momentum for efforts to find meaningful pathways to reconnect the nation’s 6.7 million Opportunity Youth continues to grow — and the collective impact initiatives supported by the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions (AFCS) and our Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) grantees are receiving national attention. We’re thrilled to announce that AFCS, in partnership with Jobs […]

Press Release: Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and Jobs for the Future Receive $6 Million Federal Investment to Create Second Chances for Opportunity Youth

Working with 12 Communities to Reconnect Young People to Education and the Workforce   September 22, 2014, WASHINGTON DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announced last week that Jobs for the Future, in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions, received $6 million in funding, the result […]

Melody Barnes: Working Across Sectors Creates More Opportunity for America’s Youth

Just over a year ago, I stood on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival to announce 21 communities across the country that were selected for inclusion in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), an initiative of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund awarded grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education […]

JPMorgan to Unveil $250 Million Job Skills Initiative

JPMorgan Chase has announced a five-year, $250 million initiative to bolster workforce readiness by closing the skills gap in major urban areas in the United States and Europe. Through research and data analysis, public-private partnerships, and engagement with local communities, the New Skills at Work initiative will address the shortage of trained workers who have […]

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions Announces New Partnership With JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions is pleased to announce a flagship corporate partnership with JP Morgan Chase. JP Morgan Chase has committed $5 million over five years to the Aspen Forum’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund as a part of JP Morgan Chase’s New Skills at Work Initiative. Through this partnership the Aspen Forum and […]

Aspen Institute Funds Opportunity Youth Grants in 21 US Communities – Press Release

Aspen Forum for Community Solutions Launches Fund for 6.7 million Young Americans Cut Off from Education and Employment Washington, DC, June 28, 2013 –– The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions announced 21 grants to founding partners for the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund in communities across the United States, supporting cross-sector collaboration to bring 6.7 million […]