Approximately 75 million youth globally are actively seeking meaningful employment. To effectively compete for employment opportunities and succeed in the 21st century economy, these young people will require a mix of education, employability, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. With the support of the Citi Foundation, Citi Australia is focused on programs that increase the employability of low-income youth, ages 16-25, to enable them to get a job or start an income-generating business. We call this approach Pathways to Progress.
In Australia, our Citi Foundation Grant partners include:
Brotherhood of St Laurence – Creating Futures for Youth is a program based in Frankston, Victoria that aims to support young people’s transition from learning to employment and aims to break the cycle of youth unemployment.
Global Sisters – Sister School is a practical business education program that enables women to get a business off the ground and in doing so, enabling financial independence.
Skilling Australia Foundation – The Citi New Recruits program tackles youth unemployment by linking real skills development with real jobs by providing young people with access to training and employment in partnership with TAFEs, employers and other engaged stakeholders.
Social Ventures Australia – The Community Schoolyard project is a pilot program in Western Sydney that works collaboratively with schools, employers and non-profits to help improve transitions from school to employment.
Employees in the community
Citi employees have always been actively involved in the community and Citi facilitates this through its well-established volunteering and workplace giving programs.
Global Community Day - Citi employees volunteer year-round, and the establishment of Global Community Day in 2006 has provided an annual opportunity for tens of thousands of Citi employees, along with their families and friends, to come together as a global volunteer team to use their time, skills and expertise to make a difference in their cities. Global Community Day is one of the many ways Citi shows its commitment to the communities where we have a presence. In addition to Global Community, Citi offers employees one day of paid volunteer leave to support a charity they are passionate about or participate in a volunteer program with a Citi Foundation grant recipient.
The Citi Workplace Giving program allows employees to make regular pre-tax payroll donations via Good2Give to a range of Australian charities.
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