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?

Today, Generation is active in seven countries—64 cities and 140+ sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.

Barcelona
Bilbao
La Coruña
Las Palmas
Madrid
Málaga
Sevilla
Valencia

Chuka
Eldoret
Embu
HomaBay
Kakamega
Kerugoya
Kiambu
Kisii
Kisumu
Kitale
Laikipia
Machakos
Meru
Migori
Mombasa
Nairobi
Nakuru
Nyeri
Tharaka Nithi
Trans-Nzoia
Uasin Gisu

Atlanta
Birmingham
Dallas
Houston
Jacksonville
Las Vegas
Miami
San Jose
Washington DC
Wilmington, DE

Guadalajara
Mexico City

Bangalore
Belgaun
Chamba
Chapra
Chennai
Deharadun
Delhi
Dharwad
Guwahati
Haldwani
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Kalimpong
Kangra
Lucknow
Nahan
Palladum
Patna
Salem
Solan
Udaipur

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

Implementers

Alteryx  •  Atlanta CareerRise  •  Ayuntamiento de Malaga  •  Ayuntamiento de Sevilla  •  Beacon of Hope  •  Birmingham Education Foundation  •  Centum  •  CHRIS 180  •  Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC)  •  Citicorp  •  City of Refuge  •  Covalence  •  Delaware Technical Community College  •  EduBridge Learning  •  Edward Waters College  •  eSkills for Jobs  •  Florida State College at Jacksonville  •  Fundacion Cruzcampo  •  Goodwill of North Georgia  •  Goodwill of Silicon Valley  •  Greater Washington Urban League  •  IL&FS Skills  •  Imani Chaminade Training Centre (CTC)  •  ISDI  •  Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)  •  Kuepa  •  Lifeskills Promoters (LISP)  •  Mathare Vocational Training Centre  •  McKinsey & Company  •  Miami Dade Community College  •  Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives  •  Mission College  •  National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)  •  Odisha Skills & Development Authority (OSDA)  •  SAE Andalucia  •  Sodexo  •  Tech Impact  •  TecMilenio  •  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


Donors

Career Source Northeast Florida  •  Citicorp  •  Delaware Department of Health and Social Services  •  Delaware Works  •  EduBridge Learning  •  EOI  •  European Union  •  Intel  •  Intercontinental Hotels Group Foundation  •  Longwood Foundation  •  McKinsey & Company  •  McKinsey Knowledge Center  •  Miami Dade Community College  •  Odisha Skills & Development Authority (OSDA)  •  Sedeco  •  Sistema Nacional de Garantía Juvenil  •  Sodexo  •  The Hub  •  The Sobrato Family Foundation  •  United Way India  •  USAID  •  Walmart Foundation  •  Workday

Our Team

Generation is a dynamic group with members around the world.

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