The Opportunity Network has been selected as a 2017 Citi Foundation Youth Workforce Fund grantee!
OppNet is proud to be among only 15 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. selected by the Citi Foundation to receive critical funding for our work to provide transformative career development programming to youth through the 2017 Pathways to Progress Youth Workforce Fund.
As the only grant recipient in New York City, OppNet received $250,000 to expand its Fellows program, which works with students over six years to build the exposure, experiences, and skills for college and career success.
In addition to supporting our expansion to serve nearly 800 students in our Fellows program this year, the grant will fund OppNet’s robust summer internship programming and will underwrite stipends that allow students to take on unpaid internships.
OppNet is deeply grateful to the Citi Foundation for this investment!
On Monday, April 24, 2017, The Opportunity Network was proud to honor
David H. McCormick
Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates
John F. Megrue, Jr.
Chairman, Apax Partners U.S.
Film and Television Producer
Please click here for more details about OppNet’s Tenth Annual Night of Opportunity.
Curious about Career Undermatching?
OppNet Founder and CEO Jessica Pliska will be presenting at the National Partnership for Educational Access’s National Conference. To learn more and register, click here!
Jessica also presented at National College Access Network’s annual conference in September about career undermatching.
See how our friend Daniel Craig partnered with Omaze to support the Opportunity Network!
On Monday, April, 11 2016, The Opportunity Network was proud to honor:
Antoine Fuqua, Director and Producer
Jay Pharoah, Repertory Player, “Saturday Night Live”
Shane Smith, Founder and CEO, VICE Media
Please click here for more details about OppNet’s Ninth Annual Night of Opportunity.
The Opportunity Network Partners with PBS to Help More Americans Graduate
The Opportunity Network will join PBS and leading education organizations across the country to bring attention to solving the national dropout crisis.American Graduate Day, which takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, will focus on seven critical themes including career readiness and college completion. The live, seven-hour broadcast will showcase individual and organizational champions who guide students on the path to graduation. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO.
The Opportunity Network Will Teach Career Skills at White House Summit on Beating the Odds
July 20, 2015 – Students from The Opportunity Network will join First Lady Michelle Obama and leaders in college access and success to teach career skills to college-bound high school graduates at a Beating the Odds Summit at the White House on Thursday, July 23rd. Founder and CEO Jessica Pliska and her team will lead two dynamic workshop sessions at the Summit focusing on career development and securing internships. READ MORE.
2015 Night of Opportunity Gala
On Monday, April 13, 2015, The Opportunity Network honored:
Catherine Engelbert Narciso Rodriguez Robert F. Smith
Chief Executive Officer Owner/Designer Founder, Chairman and CEO
Deloitte LLP Narciso Rodriguez Vista Equity Partners
Be the Opportunity. Be the Network.
The Opportunity Network Shines in Times Square
Over 500,000 people go through Times Square daily…and now they can be part of the OppNet network!
Thanks to a generous opportunity from Neutron Media, OppNet has an ad running on a billboard in Times Square, introducing all those people to our mission every day. You can even see some of our outstanding Fellows and our biggest corporate supporters and funding partners up on the big screen! We always knew you were stars!
Watch the video above – and of course, check out the spectacular billboard yourself, now playing on 42nd Street!
Seventh Annual Night of Opportunity
On Monday, April 7, 2014, The Opportunity Network honored
Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Sallie Krawcheck and DeMaurice Smith
at our Seventh Annual “Night of Opportunity” Gala
Jessica Pliska, Sallie Krawcheck, Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, DeMaurice Smith, Brian Weinstein and Jason Wright
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Make Multiyear Commitment to The Opportunity Network
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are partnering with The Opportunity Network to put high-achieving, low-income students on the road to the top colleges and successful careers. The actors’ multiyear charitable gift will enable The Opportunity Network to expand its programs and serve more students in need.