05.09.2013 press release
Capitol Hill Forum to Showcase Support for Programs that Help Low-income Children Save for College
Many of the nation’s top experts and leaders in college access and affordability will come together on May 9 for a policy forum aimed at ratcheting up support on Capitol Hill for Children’s Savings Accounts. The event will also include the reintroduction of the bipartisan American Dream Accounts Act, sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE).
04.05.2013 press release
IA Governor Branstad, Opportunity Nation and Civic Leaders Address Growing Problem of Youth
Civic, education, nonprofit and political leaders from across Central Iowa participated in Opportunity in Iowa: Closing the Gaps Between Youth and Economic Success, a forum held at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny Campus on Friday, April 5. The event was cohosted by Opportunity Nation, a national campaign dedicated to expanding economic mobility and jumpstarting the American Dream and its local affiliate, Opportunity Iowa.
09.19.2012 press release
Opportunity Nation Unveils New Data & Shared Plan of Action to Help Close the Opportunity Gap
More than 1200 leaders from across the political spectrum and representing every corner of society gathered today to support Opportunity Nation’s national Shared Plan of action, an eight-point plan combining public and private sector efforts to create new pathways for young adults to succeed in high school, post-secondary education, and careers.
07.19.2012 press release
Former White House Policy Advisors Join Opportunity Nation
Proving that bipartisanship is still alive and well, Opportunity Nation announced today that former Director of the Obama Administration’s Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes will join John Bridgeland, former Director of Domestic Policy for President George W. Bush as members of the Opportunity Nation Leadership Council.
06.04.2012 press release
New Interactive Jobs Website Shows Businesses How to Develop and Leverage Today’s Opportunity Youth
With the number of unemployed youth nearly double the rate of national unemployment, Opportunity Nation - in partnership with the global specialty retailer Gap Inc. - launched an interactive and easy-to-use online tool that walks businesses through the process of how to create new employment and learning opportunities for youth.