Connection #tbt: Jeffrey Wallace – “America’s Defining Moment”

About The Talk

5.5 million Americans ages 18 to 24 are out of work and not in school and nearly ¾ of these ‘opportunity youth’ are people of color.  Multi-cultural buying power is driving our economy, but our failure to engage this key millennial group will cut that buying power in half.  We must respond at scale with employer led solutions and community buy-in to create a more inclusive and competitive economy.  But how?

About Jeffrey Wallace

As President of LeadersUp, Jeffery T.D. Wallace is responsible for establishing the strategic framework for creating employer-led solutions that address youth disconnection and yield large scale successful outcomes for both businesses and communities. His work includes The Roadmap Project, working to double the number of King County youth prepared for employment through graduation from college or a career credential. Jeffery has over a decade of community, economic and workforce development experience. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Program Officer for the Los Angeles Urban League, where he led the League’s community change initiative in South Los Angeles, resulting in increased delivery of vital social and community services to over 10,000 residents.

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