The HERE to HERE Business Council
HERE to HERE champions youth in The Bronx by bringing together business, education, and community leaders to build equitable avenues to lifelong career success.
Key to our work is identifying the systemic challenges facing students and leveraging our resources and expertise to do something about it. Establishing and incubating ambitious and far-reaching initiatives that can transform the way we think about work and learning–and ultimately change how we collectively develop talent–is one of the ways HERE to HERE mobilizes people and organizations to create paths to rewarding careers for young people.
The HERE to HERE Business Council brought CEOs and Chief Human Resources Officers from leading NYC employers together around their shared commitment to youth talent development. The Council served as the founding syndicate of companies that defined and modeled an ROI-positive youth apprenticeship system through the establishment of CareerWise New York.
The youth apprenticeship system proved to be successful for students and employers, so much so that in August of 2020, 25+ CEOs from NYC Fortune 100 companies came together to launch the NYC Jobs CEO Council. The Council absorbed both the HERE to HERE Business Council and CareerWise NYC, which is now an independent nonprofit organization aligned with the Council.
The launch of the NYC Jobs CEO Council is a great investment in New York’s future. It will scale work-based learning opportunities initially modeled through CareerWise New York and create additional opportunities for partnership with educators and employers to reimagine the local talent development system so that it works better for New Yorkers and NYC businesses.