Employment and Jobs

PepsiCo Donates $4 Million to Upskilling Young Women in the Bronx

May 14, 2018  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.

Woman Wearing Gray Blazer Facing Woman Wearing White Shirt and Black Blazer With Laptop on LapThe PepsiCo Foundation today announced a $4 million grant to the Robin Hood Foundation – New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization – to support high-quality education and workforce training programs for young women and girls in the Bronx. The grant will fund initiatives to help 20,000 females ages 13-24 in the Bronx increase their earning potential, addressing an acute need in New York City’s poorest borough in which 1 in 3 women – more than 220,000 women – are living in poverty. PepsiCo’s support will put young women and girls in the Bronx on the path to high-quality education and good jobs through: 1) high school equivalency, college prep, and graduation support; and 2) skills training, job training, and economic security programming. Click here to learn more.

We are delighted with PepsiCo’s decision and commend them for joining a growing list of companies committed to advancing the upskilling movement in 2018.



Ready to open up a can of #upskilling? Learn how @PepsiCo & @RobinHoodNYC are supporting education & training for young women in NYC.

“Every person deserves a fair shot to succeed in life, no matter what we look like or where we live.” @IndraNooyi, CEO @PepsiCo

How do you go from the Big Apple to Big Tech? @PepsiCo & @RobinHoodNYC are making it possible through #upskilling.


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