We measure our success by how well-positioned young people in The Bronx and NYC are to enter careers that offer choice, stability, and the opportunity to care for their families and community. A strong career means young people should thrive, not just survive.
It takes an entire ecosystem of partnerships to make this happen. Therefore, we look beyond student success metrics like grades or college acceptance and instead measure our impact by how well we are able to influence and collaborate with institutions that educate, support, and ultimately hire students. If we only look at the end result of student outcomes, the burden to succeed or fail falls to the student and not the systems on which they depend to achieve their dreams.
At HERE to HERE, we work methodically to study and examine practices—both locally and globally—that work, and then advocate for the policies and investments that expand on traditional pathways of career preparation by bringing together work and learning so that all young people, not just a few, achieve meaningful careers.
Our Impact on Employers
When employers are able to actively participate in the design and implementation of workforce development initiatives, we create a more prepared workforce and a deep base of local talent from which employers can recruit.
- HERE to HERE has coalesced employer voice by partnering with employers to incubate two councils: The HERE to HERE Business Council (now the NYC Jobs CEO Council) and The Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC).
- Participation in these councils offered employers the opportunity to become producers of talent and inform in-school curriculum and training programs.
- Participation also opened opportunities for young people: collectively, the councils have hosted over 900 interns and apprentices through their partnership with HERE to HERE, contributing to a more prepared workforce, better-connected systems of work and learning, and codification of critically needed policy and practice change.
- The work of The HERE to HERE Business Council expanded with the launch of the NYC Jobs CEO Council, an independent nonprofit organization led by 25+ CEOs of NYC Fortune 100 companies. The CEO Council absorbed the HERE to HERE Business Council and will expand work-based learning opportunities to many more NY students.
- HERE to HERE, through The Bronx PIC and in partnership with Dreamyard, also successfully incubated The Thinkubator, which places young people at the core of solving complex business, organizational, societal, and world challenges, providing participating businesses with innovative solutions
- In 2021 we helped to launch the Bronx Recovery Corps at Lehman College, which connects Lehman students with Bronx employers and community organizations, providing local employers dealing with the economic fallout of the Covid pandemic with the talent they need to recover and thrive.
Learn more about all of our employer partners.