Today, at the UN’s World Youth Skills Day, the GE Foundation in partnership with the International Labour Organization, announced their commitment to provide quality workplace-based experiences for 16-18 year olds. The program, called the Global Youth Internship Programme, will start in Boston, to be managed by the PIC, and then expand globally in partnership with international NGOs.
On July 27, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative to launch the Connection Center, which will serve as a one-stop resource to help Boston high school graduates, 20-24 years old, who are unemployed and out of school with no postsecondary degree.
The PIC is one of five nonprofits receiving funding from the State Street Foundation as part of the Boston Workforce Investment Network, or Boston WINs. This new initiative brings the organizations together under a shared goal of creating career pathways for young people and supporting them through their education. The State Street Foundation will provide an investment of $20 million over four years, along with 2:1 matching employee gift support and a commitment to hiring 1,000 Boston youth.