Employment Education

The Value of Skill-Building & Education, with Katie Fallon of Hilton

Hear from Katie Fallon, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Hilton.

Ask Young People What They Need and Let Their Answers Drive Transformation

To achieve a world in which all young people are inspired and equipped to realize the future they want, transforming education is of paramount importance. 

No One Should Have to Walk 3 Hours To Access Education

"Being born and raised in poverty with a future bound to end in the Gulf states as a laborer, I ended the cycle of all my family finding jobs abroad by going to school."

What Education Means to 4 High School Students in Louisiana

What's it like to be a teenager in school in Louisiana?

With McDonald's, We're Bringing Youth Opportunity to D.C. Metro Area

The Youth Opportunity initiative, piloted in Chicago, comes to D.C. and Maryland.

Your Zip Code Shouldn't Determine Your Destiny, in Chicago or Anywhere

"We want to be that connected neighbor who helps qualified candidates get the jobs they want by making the introduction, advocating for them, and getting their resume to the top of the pile."

How Learning Outside the Classroom Can Lead to Growth Opportunities for Young People

Not all learning happens in a classroom. Learn about impactful moments from the Youth Opportunity initiative in Chicago. 

How Treating Young Participants Like Family Can Break Down Barriers and Create Opportunities

Learn how one organization's personal approach to programming creates opportunity for young people in Chicago. 

Reaching Global Impact Goals Requires Strong Local Partnerships

At IYF, much of the work we do is supported by strong partnerships with corporations like McDonald’s, with whom we launched a program in Chicago known as the Youth...

Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...