Why Generation?

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

Our Values

  • Go further, together.

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

  • 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.

Where is Generation?









How do we prepare young people for a career?

Generation trains people ages 18-29 for jobs in four sectors. Our approach has seven components.

  1. Jobs & direct employer engagement from the start
  2. Student recruitment based on intrinsics, effort, and employment standards for the profession
  3. Short and intensive “boot camp” covering relevant technical, behavioral, and mindset skills
  4. Support all along the way—including daily monitoring, weekly feedback, and mentoring
  5. A community that follows graduates into the workplace
  6. Return on investment for employers and students
  7. Data tracked throughout–to make sure we are constantly learning and improving.

Who is building Generation?

No single institution can solve the complex problem of youth unemployment alone.

Founding Funders


Alteryx  •  Atlanta CareerRise  •  Ayuntamiento de Malaga  •  Ayuntamiento de Sevilla  •  Birmingham Education Foundation  •  CHRIS 180  •  Citicorp  •  City of Refuge  •  Covalence  •  Delaware Technical Community College  •  EduBridge Learning  •  Edward Waters College  •  eSkills for Jobs  •  Florida State College at Jacksonville  •  Fundacion Cruzcampo  •  Greater Washington Urban League  •  IL&FS Skills  •  Institute of Technical Education  •  ISDI  •  Kuepa  •  McKinsey & Company  •  Miami Dade Community College  •  Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives  •  Mission College  •  Nanyang Polytechnic  •  National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)  •  Ngee Ann Polytechnic  •  NSDC  •  Odisha Skills & Development Authority (OSDA)  •  Republic Polytechnic  •  SAE Andalucia  •  Safaricom Foundation  •  Singapore Polytechnic  •  SkillsFuture Singapore  •  Sodexo  •  Tech Impact  •  TecMilenio  •  Temasek Polytechnic  •  The Dannon Project  •  The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services  •  The Stride Center  •  United Way  •  United Way India  •  United Way of Greater Atlanta  •  University of Alabama at Birmingham


Alabama Career Centers  •  Alabama Possible’s Cash for College Program  •  Birmingham Business Alliance  •  Career Source Northeast Florida  •  Central Six Workforce Development Council  •  Citicorp  •  City of Birmingham  •  Delaware Department of Health and Social Services  •  Delaware Works  •  EduBridge Learning  •  EOI  •  European Union  •  Fatherhood Pride  •  Florida Blue  •  Fresh Ministries  •  I am Bham, Inc.  •  Innovate Birmingham  •  Innovation Depot  •  Intel  •  Intercontinental Hotels Group Foundation  •  Jasmyn  •  Jefferson County Workforce Investment Board  •  Jefferson State Community College  •  Lawson State Community College  •  Longwood Foundation  •  Magnolia Project  •  McKinsey & Company  •  McKinsey Knowledge Center  •  Miami Dade Community College  •  Odisha Skills & Development Authority (OSDA)  •  Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation  •  Safaricom Foundation  •  Sedeco  •  Sistema Nacional de Garantía Juvenil  •  Sodexo  •  Tech Birmingham  •  The Hub  •  The Sobrato Family Foundation  •  United Way India  •  United Way of Southeastern Michigan  •  University of Alabama at Birmingham  •  USAID  •  Walmart Foundation  •  Workday

Our Team

Generation is a dynamic group with members around the world.

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