$20K Grant. America's Promise. Deadline: March 31. 2021
The YES Project is pleased to announce the
request for proposals for the 2021 Action Roundtable cycle!
Project (Young, Employed, Successful) believes in a world in which
every young person who wants a job can find a job. We also believe
in a world in which those young people have what they need to
succeed once they find it.
Do young people feel supported in the
workplace—particularly young people of color? Do they feel like
they belong? Can they show up as their full selves? Given that job
satisfaction is so closely linked to productivity and retention, do
young employees of color have what they need to feel satisfied at
research from the YES Project found that young people
view their “work selves” and their “life selves” as inextricably
intertwined. This means that success in the workplace requires an
acknowledgement and appreciation of their full identities. From
their racial background to their personal circumstances, it is
important for young people—particularly young people of color—to be
able to bring all of who they are to work. This is especially
important in today’s context, in which many employers are working
to create inclusive workplaces that promote belonging,
satisfaction, and, ultimately, productivity and retention among
employees of color.
If you are a 501c3 youth-supporting
organization or an intermediary organization providing workforce
development training, career services, and/or connecting young
people to employment opportunities, we encourage you to apply to
host a Virtual Action Roundtable with employer and youth partners.
Through this process, the YES Project will
issue six grants of $20,000 each to grantees who will co-host
Virtual Action Roundtable conversations focused on bringing
employers and young people of color together to create more
inclusive workplace environments. Beyond hosting the conversations,
grantees will connect their employer partners with young people and
facilitate their collaboration on co-designed strategies for
improving belonging and satisfaction in the workplace.
The purpose of the Action Roundtable process
observable and sustainable change to policy, practices, or
culture within workplaces
capacity and skills (e.g., leadership, career skills, civic
employer capacity to center voices of young people of
color in racial equity efforts
capacity for cross-sector collaboration between
CBOs, employers, and youth
are due March 31, 2021. Grantees will be announced April 2021.
The Black Emergency Managers Association International
BLACK FIRE BRIGADE
African Public Health Coalition
Upward African Women
Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.