Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance Announce Youth Opportunity Fund Grant Recipients in 10 U.S. Cities

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


Washington -- The Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance announced that 12 nonprofit organizations have been selected as recipients of the Youth Opportunity Fund, a $3 million initiative to support city-level, innovative and scalable programs connecting more than 3,500 youth to opportunities that increase their employability.

The Youth Opportunity Fund is part of the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress initiative, designed o support direct-service programs that empower urban youth ages 16 to 24. The Fund has awarded one-year grants of $250,000 to nonprofit organizations in 10 U.S. cities: 

  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Café Momentum
  • UNITE-LA
  • Center for Powerful Public Schools
  • Communities in Schools of Miami
  • Per Scholas
  • United Way of New York City
  • YouthBuild Newark
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.
  • Year Up Bay Area
  • Urban Alliance
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To learn more about the Youth Opportunity Fund and each grantee visit: http://www.americaspromise. org/youth-opportunity-fund