News

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

  • 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.