News

We can—and must—leverage more resources toward serving more of our low-income neighbors with better efficiency and with greater impact.

  • Impact Report: Family Services, Inc.

    Post date: August 16, 2017

    Family Services Inc.’s Keys to Success Program helps teen mothers (who are still in school) and their young children, who participate in the Early Head Start program that focuses on achieving positive maternal and chi

  • Impact Report: Genesys Works

    Post date: August 16, 2017

    Genesys Works provides intensive training to high school students and connects them to paid information technology internships.

  • Video: Highlights from the May 2017 Jobs of Tomorrow Launch

    Post date: June 29, 2017

    A 90-minute discussion, boiled down to 4 minutes

    Thank you to everyone who attended, listened, and took part.

  • Dereck's Green Ambitions

    Post date: June 25, 2017

    We met with Dereck the day after he took the certification exam for the National Green Infrastructure Program. He was feeling pretty confident.

  • Matt Clyne on Connecting Students to the Jobs of the Future

    Post date: April 19, 2017

    Marsean and Jerell are so bright and imaginative that when I met them I wished I could offer them both jobs on the spot.

  • Jobs of Tomorrow

    Post date: April 4, 2017

    We're proud to announce an initiative to support high-performing nonprofits that prepare low-income students and adults for 21st-century employment. Our goal for Jobs of Tomorrow: investing a half million dollars in high-performing organizations in D.C., suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia that equip low-income people in our region with the skills to secure jobs with a future.

  • The Lever Fund Launches Its Innovative DMV Investment Strategy

    Post date: November 17, 2016

    Today, as the Greater Washington DC region unites to kick off the season of giving, the Lever Fund announces its first investments in three high-performance, high-impact nonprofit organizations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. All three groups are providing life-changing educational and job opportunities for our low-income DMV neighbors, and reflect the Lever Fund’s ambitious and innovative metrics-oriented approach to fighting poverty.