HERE to HERE (H2H), a nonprofit organization based in the Bronx, New York, was founded in 2015 to create more equitable career pathways for students of color. Guided by the belief that a “thriving, inclusive economy requires the success of all young people and not a select few,” H2H set out to build a system of support for high school students in the Bronx to develop their leadership, interests, and skills through professional opportunities.

This case study, developed in partnership with the Equitable Futures Initiative, a project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shares the experiences of H2H Student Ambassadors and the pivotal role they played in steering the H2H vision of creating equitable work-based learning opportunities for young people in the Bronx and throughout New York City. The case study showcases the initiative Student Ambassadors have taken to amplify and design professional development opportunities for themselves and their peers as well as their bold advocacy to increase investment in work-based learning programs.

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