According to Georgetown University’s 2020 Job Recovery report, 55 million jobs will become available by 2020, and America has not produced enough skilled, trained or talented work force to secure these jobs. In fact America is falling short. There are slightly over 5 million in the workforce that are prepared to secure these jobs.
31 million baby boomers are retiring and aging out, 24 million are newly created jobs, many centered around technology.
Just 22% of students in low-income communities graduate from college. A college degree impacts earning potential and access to life opportunities. We don’t have the talent that we need to fuel a growing workforce and the diverse leadership that we need to thrive as a country.
NCRF has created programs and initiatives to provide guidance, resources, information and pipelines to empower students toward positive post-secondary pursuits, and particularly in the job growth areas, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering , Art/Agriculture/Aviation/Aerospace and Math), Healthcare and Community Services. To support these initiatives, NCRF has developed programs to help close the gap in academic achievement, workforce, and economic disparities.
Intervention, mentoring, tutoring, college and career planning, student athlete assistance, and internship & career guidance.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts + Agriculture + Aviation + Aerospace, & Mathematics
Our mission is to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented students. Over the past 20 years of service, NCRF has helped over 500,000 students get into college, has given away close to 1 million in scholarships and has helped students secure over $500 MILLION in scholarships and grants.