America’s Promise Alliance’s YES Project is issuing six grants of $20,000 each to co-host Virtual Action Roundtable conversations focused on bringing employers and young people of color together to create more inclusive workplace environments. Beyond the conversations, participating employers—identified by the applicants—will commit to making tangible changes, as guided by youth, to improve belonging and satisfaction of young employees of color in the workplace.
The goals of the Action Roundtable process are:
Observable and sustainable change made to policy, practices, or culture within workplaces
Increased youth capacity and skills (e.g., leadership, career skills, civic engagement)
Increased employer capacity to center voices of young people of color in racial equity efforts
Increased capacity for cross-sector
collaboration between CBOs, employers, and youth
We encourage you to apply to host a Virtual Action Roundtable with employer and youth partners.
Applications are due March 31, 2021. Grantees will be announced April 2021.
Interested organizations can apply here by March 31: