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Democratizing access to career information and advice for underrepresented youth worldwide.

CareerVillage.org

location_on Palo Alto, CA
Our career advising platform crowdsources the answers to every question from every student about every career. We're building a massive open-access reference source that every online learner can access anytime, anywhere. To date we have served over 4,500,000 learners in 190 countries with high quality career guidance from a volunteer pool of +70,000 working professionals.
Aun M., CareerVillage Student on his experience learning about STEM career pathways.
CareerVillage.org has grown the scope of knowledge I wasn’t able to acquire from counselors at my school.

Aun M., CareerVillage Student on his experience learning about STEM career pathways.

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Target Group
4 500 000
Children/Users
70
Countries
2011
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Not-for-profit
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Why is CareerVillage.org important?

Youth career readiness is at a critical juncture and every day millions of young people struggle with preparing for their future. CareerVillage strives to improve access to better and more equitable career outcomes. 

In the United States alone there is a 500:1 high school student to counselor ratio. Many students do not feel they have someone to turn to with their career questions. Due to this lack of guidance, many students are unaware of post-educational options, the steps they can take to realize those options, and how their education relates to their future. Our vision is to build a career-ready generation. We want 8 billion people to have instant, on-demand answers to every question about every career. 

The CareerVillage theory of change is a research-based approach to improving career outcomes. We believe that by setting career goals, attaining knowledge on how to reach those goals, achieving self efficacy in your ability, and developing a habit of action, students will be career ready. 

Our platform serves students, educators, and professionals with the goal of providing high-quality, on-demand career advice to students worldwide and supporting educators . We are creating a resource library that students can access 24/7 and translate to every language. 

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