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Mentorship, Careers, and Empowerment: Ladders of Opportunity for Young Men of Color

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:45am to 1:30pm
Location: 
U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters - West Atrium
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

On May 5, 2014 over 400 Students and Mentors attended the “Mentorship, Careers, and Empowerment: Ladders of Opportunity for Young Men of Color” hosted by OSDBU in support of President Obama’s “Ladders of Opportunity” initiative. Attendees heard from Secretary Foxx, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta and OSDBU Director, Brandon Neal. After the speaking session, Mentors shared career advice, job opportunities, and mentorship guidance for the students in attendance.

The Administration’s “Ladders of Opportunity” for Boys and Young Men of Color focuses on the critical challenges, risk factors, and opportunities at key life stages to improve their long-term outcomes and ability to contribute to the Nation's competiveness, economic mobility and growth, and civil society. Unlocking their full potential will benefit not only them, but all Americans.

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STUDENTS

The next step for you is to show initiative and follow up with opportunities from the event. We provided a list below of Mentoring and Internship Programs that participated in the event. Please click on the company to view more information on potential opportunities. We encourage each of you to take full advantage of the resources you are provided and to follow up with your connections from the event.

Company
1901 Group
Asurion
Booz Allen Hamilton
Clarks Construction
Department of Commerce
Department of Veteran Affairs
DRM International, Inc.
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Maritime Administration
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
National League Of Cities
National League Of Cities
Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Podesta Group
Securitas
The Washington Center
U.S Department of labor
Volt Energy
Young Politicians of America