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.

Adyen   •   Amazon Career Choice   •   Amazon Web Services re/Start   •   Annie E. Casey Foundation   •   Arco Instituto de Educacao   •   Arymax Foundation   •   Ascendium Education   •   Atlanta Hospitality   •   Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DESE)   •   Australian Government Department of Social Services   •   AVPN – KKR   •   B3 Social   •   Bank of America   •   Barclay’s   •   Blackbaud   •   Blue Meridian   •   Brasscom   •   CareerSource Northeast Florida   •   Center for the Future of Arizona   •   Citi Foundation   •   Citibanamex   •   Community College Workforce Cooperative   •   Community Foundation for Northeast Florida   •   European Social Fund   •   Fidelity Charitable   •   Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti   •   Garcia Family Foundation   •   Google.org   •   Infocom and Media Development Authority (IMDA)   •   InfoJobs   •   Institute of Technical Education (ITE)   •   Intesa Sanpaolo   •   JP Morgan Chase Foundation   •   LinkedIn   •   Macquarie Group Foundation   •   MetLife Foundation   •   Microsoft   •   Pure Good Foundation   •   Rockefeller Foundation   •   Roddenberry Foundation   •   Safaricom Foundation   •   Samagra Development Associates   •   Schultz Family Foundation   •   Stand Together Foundation   •   Temasek Holdings Advisors India Private Limited   •   The BlackRock Foundation   •   The Credit Suisse APAC Foundation   •   The D. H. Chen Foundation   •   The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust   •   The IKEA Foundation   •   The Jim Moran Foundation   •   United Way of Northeast Florida   •   United Way Spain   •   Verizon   •   VRB Social   •   Wadhwani Charitable Foundation   •   Walmart National Giving   •   West Midlands Combined Authority-Digital Skills Partnership   •   WeWork   •   Workday

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

Adrian | Madrid

Can a 2-month intensive course make a difference in a young journalist's career? The answer is a resounding Yes!

Annet | Nairobi

Despite having college diploma, Annet struggled to find a job-until she attended a Generation program. With new skills and motivation, she got multiple job offers and is now a customer care representative at Safaricom.