Skill Scout & Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Receive $50K Peer Investment as Fall ’16 CivicX Wraps

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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in Skill Scout (Chicago) and Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (Detroit) – one for-profit and one nonprofit startup. Both are ensuring workforce success for youth in Detroit and the Great Lakes region by launching new models that create greater opportunity and prepare young adults […]

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6 CivicX Alumni named Forbes 30 under 30!


For the past 5 years, Forbes Magazine has kicked off the New Year by convening a select group of inspiring young leaders creating significant impact in their industry and awarding them with the designation of “30 under 30.”  This year, we are very proud to share that 6 Civic Accelerator alumni were named Forbes 30 under 30 in […]

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Points of Light Civic Accelerator Launches Fall 2016 Cohort, Focused on Educational and Workforce Success for Detroit Area Youth

With founding partner PwC Charitable Foundation, along with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Hilton Worldwide, Dentons, and Singing for Change, the Points of Light Civic Accelerator invests in 15 ventures addressing disconnected youth ATLANTA, September 22, 2016 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator – the first national accelerator dedicated to investing in civic ventures – […]

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Detroit: Future home of “You Can” Land


Known historically as a city of innovators and creatives, the recent Detroit narrative is shadowed by bankruptcy, blight, and a struggling labor market. At 30%, Detroit’s rate of youth unemployment is the highest in the nation. The Fall 2016 Civic Accelerator program is designed to address this very issue, and represents our first initiative focused on […]

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