MAXIMUS to Share Job Opportunities with Adolescents Supported by the National Guard Youth Foundation
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RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today an alliance with the National Guard Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that addresses the growing dropout crisis and its impact on the nation's youth, economy and national security.
Through its MAXOutreach® platform, MAXIMUS links employers and community-based organizations in their mutual effort to assist individuals in need of employment. MAXOutreach is one of the largest networks of its kind in the United States, reaching thousands of community-based organizations to help employers uncover qualified, yet hard-to-reach applicants, many of whom are tax credit eligible upon hire.
The National Guard Youth Foundation assists adolescents who drop out of school by providing opportunities to improve their life skills, education and employability. MAXIMUS will deliver thousands of job opportunities through MAXOutreach to students enrolled in the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, an evidence-based program designed to provide opportunities to adolescents who have dropped out of school, but demonstrate a desire to improve their potential for successful and productive lives. To date, the Youth ChalleNGe Program has improved the lives of more than 130,000 at-risk youth.
“MAXIMUS is excited to extend our MAXOutreach job-distribution services to the National Guard Youth Foundation and the many hard-working students around the country that have dedicated themselves to improving their employment potential,” said Akbar Piloti, President and General Manager of MAXIMUS Human Services. “Our goal is to use MAXOutreach to provide ChalleNGe Program graduates with quality jobs from well-recognized employers that maintain strong community ties.”
“We want every graduate of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to grow into successful, self-sustaining young adults. Providing access to thousands of job opportunities through MAXOutreach is a critical part of helping them along that path,” said Louis A. Cabrera, President of the National Guard Youth Foundation. “We appreciate MAXIMUS for providing this service to ChalleNGe graduates across the country, who are working to change their lives for the better.”
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With approximately 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.
About MAXIMUS Tax Credit and Employer Services
MAXIMUS Tax Credit and Employer Services works with businesses to maximize their tax credit potential through incentives, such as the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, Location Benefits and Empowerment Zone Tax Credits. Some of these programs are designed to encourage employers to hire workers from targeted populations, including veterans, individuals with disabilities and long-term public assistance recipients. MAXIMUS Tax Credit and Employer Services additionally provides end-to-end electronic I-9 management services that are fully compliant with guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and seamlessly integrated with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify program. For more information, visit www.maximus.com/tces.
About the National Guard Youth Foundation
The National Guard Youth Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to addressing the nation’s school dropout crisis by giving youth a second chance through the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. NGYF advocates for and supports ChalleNGe, run by the National Guard; raises awareness of the impact the school dropout crisis has on our society, economy and national security; and provides ChalleNGe graduates with scholarships and career support to help them continue on their path of success. For more information, visit www.ngyf.org.