Reflections on the passing of Congressman John Lewis
Our country has lost one of our most important leaders. John Lewis fought relentlessly for racial justice for more than six decades and was this nation’s conscience on civil rights.
Black Lives Matter.
Systemic and institutional racism plays a key role in determining which young adults get opportunities to experience economic mobility, and which young adults face countless obstacles to reaching their full potential.
It’s time to prioritize the most economically at-risk Americans
In a country already suffering from rising income inequality, it is more important than ever to ensure that the most economically vulnerable Americans do not fall further in the months and year ahead.

“The time has come for a New Skills Deal, one which meets our obligations to prepare our workforce for 21st-century careers and makes the promise of the American Dream accessible to every citizen.”
A New Skills Deal for America (2019)

“DACA recipients, along with millions of other young adults in this country who are out of school and out of work, represent the best opportunity to modernize our workforce and close various skills gaps across industries.”
Resolving DACA Will Modernize the American Economy (2017)

“There is a critical need to create pathways for young adults to enter the economic mainstream, and Year Up is one of many. In order for America to remain competitive in the 21st century, we need to find a way for all our people, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, to realize their full potential.”
How A 10-Year-Old Boy Gave 13,000 Young Adults The Chance To Get Ahead (2016)

“America is built on the promise of opportunity: work hard, get ahead. But that promise does not hold true for too many young people in this country…we must find ways to bring these young people into the economic mainstream. Doing so is both a moral imperative and an economic necessity.”
How the ‘Opportunity Divide’ Threatens America’s Economic Future (2016)

“Dr. King and other leaders saw economic opportunity and self-sufficiency as an essential element of human freedom and the American promise.”
Closing the Opportunity Divide (2013)

“For the social enterprise movement to realize its potential, organizations will need to invest in the recruitment, development, and growth of their future leaders, just as for-profits do.”
Nonprofits Need to Compete for Top Talent (2013)

“For me, this is a matter of social justice. I believe that young adults deserve opportunity—and that the country needs to better utilize its human capital.”
The Power of Mentoring (2012)