Our Mission

We transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We have a methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands—and eventually millions—of people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills. Our program creates real business value for employers and lasting career impact for participants.

Our values

Go further, together.

We are better together. We collaborate with and help others, both inside and outside of Generation.

Solve problems that matter.

We work on activities that do the most to advance our mission, and rigorously measure our impact to guide where we spend our time and resources.

Better our best.

We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. As long as we use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve, we are moving in the right direction.

Empower & support.

We know that people do their best when treated with kindness and respect. We support and develop each other personally and professionally, allowing our unique talents and capabilities to flourish.

Here to serve.

We commit to enabling the learning and growth of our participants, and to providing great talent for our employer partners. One alone is not enough, our success depends on serving both groups.

Be open & transparent.

We believe in honest sharing. We welcome diverse perspectives, opinions, and ideas.

Our funders

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No single institution can solve the complex problem of unemployment alone. We are grateful for our many generous supporters. Approximately half of our funding comes from philanthropy and half from employers & government donors.

Amazon Web Services   •   Annie E. Casey Foundation   •   Arymax Foundation   •   Australian Government Department of Social Services   •   Ayuntamiento Segovia   •   B3 Social   •   Bank of America Foundation   •   Bécalos   •   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   •   BlackRock   •   Blue Meridian Partners   •   BRQ Digital Solutions   •   CareerSource Northeast Florida   •   Chance Get Yours   •   Credit Suisse APAC Foundation   •   D. H. Chen Foundation   •   Delaware Community Foundation   •   Doctolib   •   Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI)   •   ESF – Greater London Authority   •   Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti   •   Fremavi (Epsor)   •   Garcia Family Foundation   •   GLG   •   Google.org   •   Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Digital Skills Partnership   •   HMI Institute of Health Sciences   •   Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust   •   IKEA Foundation   •   Incyde   •   Infocom and Media Development Authority (IMDA)   •   InfoJobs   •   Institute of Technical Education (ITE)   •   Intesa Sanpaolo   •   ISS Facility Services Limited   •   Jim Moran Foundation   •   JP Morgan Chase Foundation   •   LinkedIn   •   Loggi Technologia   •   Lulu dans ma rue   •   Macquarie Group Foundation   •   McKinsey Knowledge Center India   •   MetLife Foundation   •   Microsoft   •   Minutrade   •   New Profit   •   Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow   •   PNC Foundation   •   Prince’s Trust – Health Education England   •   Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF)   •   Pure Good Foundation   •   Regions Bank Foundation   •   Rockefeller Foundation   •   Roddenberry Foundation   •   Safaricom Foundation   •   Samagra Development Associates   •   Schultz Family Foundation   •   Skills Future Singapore   •   Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund   •   Stand Together Foundation   •   Starbucks Foundation   •   Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)   •   Temasek Holdings Advisors India Private Limited   •   TIAA Bank   •   UK Government Department for Education   •   Unibail-Rodamco Westfield   •   United Services Automobile Association (USAA)   •   United States Agency for International Development (USAID)   •   United Way of Metropolitan Dallas   •   United Way of Northeast Florida   •   United Way Spain   •   Vanguard Charitable   •   Verizon   •   VRB Social   •   Wadhwani Charitable Foundation   •   Walmart National Giving   •   Wells Fargo Foundation   •   West Midlands Combined Authority-Digital Skills Partnership   •   WeWork   •   Workday   •   World Health Organization

How do we prepare people for a career?

Generation prepares adults of all ages for jobs in four sectors. Our approach has seven components.

  1. 1 Jobs and employer engagement from the start.
  2. 2 Learner recruitment based on intrinsics, effort, and employment standards for the profession.
  3. 3 4-12 weeks of technical, behavioral, mindset & professional presence skill training, with social support services provided.
  4. 4 Interviews with employer partners for immediate job placement.
  5. 5 Mentorship during and after the program and an alumni community that follows graduates into the workplace.
  6. 6 Return on investment for employers, students, and society.
  7. 7 A data-centered approach at every step.

Our Team

Generation has experienced, dynamic team members around the world.

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Annual Report

Dive inside our global impact, graduate stories, and future plans.

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Generation Stories

Tamera, Washington DC

Before Generation, finding a job felt impossible for Tamera. Now a graduate of the greater Washington D.C. Hospitality program, she has new career goals and serves as a Generation Alumni Ambassador in her community.

Taneeisha | Jacksonville

Facing a layoff at her job, Taneeisha wanted to make a career change and needed advice about jobs in IT. She took a chance and moved to Jacksonville, FL to join the Generation IT program. Since graduating, she’s become a full-time Software Tester.