Hope Street Group is ensuring every person has a path to economic opportunity by strengthening our nation’s education and workforce systems. In 2015, Hope Street Group launched the Sync Our Signals initiative and began collaborating in the education, retail, healthcare and manufacturing sectors to realize shifts in how individuals are prepared and trained; how employers source, select and advance their talent; and, collectively, how regional stakeholders can work together to build their workforce. Our Sync Our Signals programs focus on several key areas, including:
Skilling America exists to support Navigators across the education, workforce development, economic development and employment systems. The goal of this effort is to increase economic mobility in America through an online platform that delivers professional development instruction for evidence-based career navigation. Skilling America concentrates on the critical, often overlooked frontline talent professional whom we call the Navigator—equipping them with training, certification, networking, and, ultimately, a professional society Navigators. This highly skilled industry of Navigators has the ability to lead millions of people to better jobs and brighter futures.
Hope Street Group’s Teacher Fellows Network demonstrates how education is and should be transformed in the 21st Century: by the practitioners. As Fellows, teachers across the country are strengthening and raising their professional voices in education policy, bringing their own classroom experience to conversations and collaborations with their peers, their elected officials, and with stakeholders at all levels.
The Health Career Pathways Network is a nationwide program designed to strengthen the healthcare workforce by taking a competency-based approach to sourcing, hiring and advancing talent.
Hope Street Group’s Workforce experience is focused on the healthcare, manufacturing and retail sectors, all of which represent some of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country. With growing opportunity for good-paying jobs and career advancement for American workers, our networks and experience across these sectors are focused on adopting competency-based approaches – including apprenticeships, competency certifications and other proven strategies – to transform hiring and career advancement practices.