Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Grantee Portfolio

List of Communities

The following are the communities selected, including the name of the backbone organizations and the name of the collaborative.

Atlanta, GA | United Way of Greater Atlanta | Atlanta Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Austin, TX | Workforce Solutions Capital Area | Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Baltimore, MD | Ingoma Foundation & Johns Hopkins Centers for Adolescent Health and the Prevention of Youth Violence | The CONNECT

Boston, MA | Boston Private Industry Council & Boston Opportunity Agenda | Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Chicago, IL | Thrive Chicago | Thrive Chicago

Del Norte County, CA | Wild Rivers Community Foundation | Del Norte County and Tribal Lands Opportunity Youth Initiative

Denver, CO | Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce,  Opportunity Youth Initiative | Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative

Detroit, MI | Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation | Detroit Pathways to Opportunity Initiative

Flint, MI | Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce | Flint & Genesee Opportunity Youth Coalition

Greenville, MS | Rural LISC | GO YOUTH

Hartford, CT | Capital Workforce Partners | Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Hopi Reservation, AZ | The Hopi Foundation | Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative

Los Angeles, CA | Alliance for Children’s Rights | Los Angeles Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Maine, Southern Rural | Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine | Southern Maine Youth Transition Network

New Orleans, LA | Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives, Tulane University | Employment and Mobility Pathways Linked for Opportunity Youth (EMPLOY)

New York, NY | JobsFirstNYC | Bronx Opportunity Network

Oakland, CA | Urban Strategies Council | Oakland-Alameda County Opportunity Youth Initiative

Philadelphia, PA | Philadelphia Youth Network | Project U-Turn

Phoenix, AZ | Arizona State University College of Public Service & Community Solutions | Opportunities for Youth

San Diego, CA | San Diego Youth Development Office | San Diego Youth Opportunity Pathways Initiative (PATHWAYS)

San Francisco, CA | Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) | Roadmap to Peace

San Jose / Santa Clara County, CA | Kids in Common, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte | Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership

South King County, WA | Community Center for Education Results | The Road Map Project

Tucson, AZ | United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona | Youth on the Rise


 Selection Criteria:

These 24 communities have been selected based on the power and potential to achieve the following 5 levers of change:

  1. Collaborating for Impact
  2. Building Effective Programs and Pathways
  3. Using Data to Guide Decision and assess Impact
  4. Leveraging Funding to Support and Sustain Innovation
  5. Developing Supportive Policies

To learn more about the criteria for the selection process, please click here.