• University of Houston Foundation
    $2,400,000 through August, 2020

    to the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston to support the implementation of recommendations from the strategic audit.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: August, 2017
  • The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    $725,000 through January, 2022

    to support the expansion of the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program, an apprenticeship type job-training and education program, into hospitality pathways at the Hilton Riverside.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: August, 2017
  • The Forum for Youth Investment
    $125,000 through June, 2019

    to support advocacy on behalf of Opportunity Youth and foster youth populations.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: June, 2017
  • Cafe Hope, Inc.
    $305,000 through March, 2019

    as a capacity building grant for Café Hope, an organization that provides full-service culinary training paired with life skills to youth in the New Orleans metro area.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: March, 2017
  • University of Denver
    $200,000 through February, 2020

    for the CFaSST (Commercial Food Safety and Service Training) refugee training program, a partnership between KSHM and the ECDC/African Community Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: February, 2017
  • The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    $350,000 through December, 2017

    to support the development of hospitality career pathways for opportunity youth in New Orleans.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: May, 2016
  • Jobs for the Future Inc.
    $500,000 through December, 2018

    to undertake research, policy analysis, and technical assistance to strengthen and build awareness of career pathways in the hospitality industry for New Orleans.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: May, 2016
  • Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team, Inc.
    $70,000 through October, 2016

    to better understand the long-term skills development needs of vulnerable youth and the long-term labor needs of the hospitality industry in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Opportunity Youth International Awarded: April, 2016
  • Reconcile New Orleans Inc.
    $1,350,000 through March, 2019

    to create a training program for youth who wish to enter into the hotel industry and to add capacity to the alumni development program. 

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: March, 2016
  • The Aspen Institute, Inc.
    $1,300,000 through July, 2019

    to coordinate the launch of the 100,000 Opportunities Demonstration Cities and to improve career pathways for foster and opportunity youth in Los Angeles and New Orleans.

    Opportunity Youth USA Awarded: March, 2016