We believe the talent of young people fuels our economy and our world. Yet entire communities are economically insecure because we do not enable all young people to develop and contribute their talent. Too often, traditional career paths reflect the bias within our nation—stifling rather than cultivating the ambitions of Black and Brown students.
HERE to HERE champions young people by working to redefine the systems that unfairly burden Black and Brown students as they pursue their career ambitions. We understand that the issues are complex and interrelated. That’s why we create effective partnerships, prioritize the thoughts and opinions of young people, and mobilize people and organizations—demonstrating how our collective efforts to create a just and inclusive talent system will create lasting change. How we reinvent these systems determines our future.
It won’t be easy, but when we work together to unlock the talent of an entire generation, our community is stronger, our businesses benefit, and all of New York thrives.