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Economic Opportunity: Outstanding Nonprofits

Top Ranked Nonprofits

103 National Workforce Development experts recommended the following 15 outstanding nonprofits. 
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    Top Nonprofit Mission
1 Medal-small-2013 National Skills Coalition
National Skills Coalition organizes broad-based coalitions seeking to raise the skills of America’s workers across a range of industries. We advocate...
2 Medal-small-2013 The Aspen Institute
AspenWSI‘s mission is to help low-income Americans gain ground in today’s labor market by informing public policy, investors, and leaders in the workforce development field.
3 Medal-small-2013 Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
The Center for Law and Social Policy seeks to improve the lives of low-income people.
4 Medal-small-2013 Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future works to accelerate the educational and economic advancement of historically underrepresented and low-income youth and adults to improve...
5 Medal-small-2013 Youthbuild

The mission of YouthBuild USA is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income youth to rebuild their communities and their lives.

6 Medal-small-2013 Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) transforms lives by helping people build skills and find jobs to achieve self-sufficiency.
7 Medal-small-2013 Year Up
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to...
8 Medal-small-2013 National Council for Workforce Education
The National Council for Workforce Education is committed to promoting excellence and growth in workforce education. As an affiliate council of the American...
8 Medal-small-2013 Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership

Supported by public, private, and philanthropic investments, the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/BIG STEP’s mission is to assist economically...

9 Medal-small-2013 Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care—by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care. Our goal is to...
10 Medal-small-2013 Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC United)
The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation's restaurant workforce.
11 Medal-small-2013 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges...
12 Medal-small-2013 Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
CSW catalyzes nationwide transformative change in education, economic, and workforce development through research and action. 
13 Medal-small-2013 Manufacturing Institute
In partnership with some of the leading consulting firms in the country, the Manufacturing Institute studies the critical issues facing manufacturing...
14 Medal-small-2013 Center for Employment Opportunities
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with...
15 Medal-small-2013 National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities...