Small Businesses (SB) create 1.5M jobs per year, and COVID-19 is having a negative impact on most of them. Under COVID-19, 35% of SB closed doors. For Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs, the prospects are more negative as 41% of Black-owned SB are closing in the same period. These two groups are also disproportionately affected by rising unemployment. This challenge proposes pilots in WA, MD, OK.
Older Americans represent 25% of the total workforce in the U.S. There is a need for workforce planning strategies to ensure continued delivery of critical services, and to keep millions of elderly Americans out of poverty.
High-quality childcare provides a powerful two-generation approach to building the human capital that a prosperous and sustainable America requires. It supports parents: increasing completion of postsecondary education, raising labor force participation, increasing workforce productivity, and helping businesses attract and retain talent.
While Investing apps were created to democratize access to banking and investing, the lack of financial literacy, paired with gamification of investing, anchored on behavioral psychology nudges is creating serious mental health, financial and social issues across vulnerable populations in the US.
In order to meet SDG 4 - Quality Education - by 2030, we need to provide safe and inclusive learning environments for all. We must also ensure equitable access to education at all levels, including pre-primary and technical and vocational programs.
University students lack access to affordable meals made with locally grown produce. Furthermore, 4 in 10 students were affected by food insecurity in 2020. Closer to 1 in 2 of those students were affected by housing insecurity, and about 16 percent experienced homelessness in the last year.
574 Native Nations served by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) possess an abundance of cultural and intellectual assets supported by immense land bases replete with natural resources, yet many Tribes experience high rates of unemployment and poverty. Mniwozan Mission Investing Guarantee Pool - MMIGP, will generate locally-controlled private capital to build resilient local food economies.
Aiming to support highly impactful entrepreneurs with know-how, business tools, and the right networks can take their operations to the next level and scale their impact.
Every child deserves a world-class education that prepares them for a healthy, productive future. Supporting the full continuum of education, from early learning through post-secondary and workforce training, ensures that students are prepared to pursue their goals and keep Washington’s world-class economy strong.
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