who we are


"We are committed to service, dedicated to research and learning that addresses social problems and are deeply engaged in the community—enabling us to be a part of the solution we want to see in the world."

Opportunities for Youth Initiative joined Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions in July of 2017. Under the leadership of Dean Jonathan Kopelle, the initiative continues to find solutions to complex issues for opportunity youth.

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to bridge the opportunity divide for the 4.9 million Americans, aged 16 – 24, who are out of school and not working. With millions of job openings, employers are looking to hire strong talent

We forge connections between employers and the employees they need. Closing this gap creates pathways for opportunity youth while meeting critical business needs and strengthening our economy.