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. Through an online platform, Skilling America 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.
Funded by Walmart Giving’s $100 Million Opportunity Initiative, Hope Street Group launched the Retail Opportunity Network in 2015. The Retail Opportunity Network is a collection of organizations working collaboratively to drive system change for the U.S. retail sector by developing ways to make it easier for frontline retail workers to advance in their careers.
The Manufacturing Career Pathways Network is a nationwide initiative designed to optimize the manufacturing jobs and workforce system. Built to more effectively and efficiently serve the needs of leading employers, the network has offered engagement opportunities aimed to advance demand-driven, competency-based career pathways in manufacturing.
Goodwill Industries International and Hope Street Group, with support from Walmart Giving, developed an evidence-based career navigation initiative called GoodPaths. The initiative provides career navigators with the information, processes, and tools to help job seekers take ownership of their career path and identify opportunities for future advancement.