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A lack of economic opportunity 
is more than unjust, it’s inhumane.

A 2018 United Nations study on extreme poverty and human rights concluded the U.S. is the most unequal country in the developed world. Tens of millions of Americans struggle to earn enough money to cover basic needs like housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation. And the impact of income inequality affects far more than just personal finances.

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People living in poorer zip codes experience a 15 to 20 year reduction in life expectancy.1

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Poverty reduces a person’s cognitive capacity more than missing one full night of sleep.2

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Every $1 increase to the federal minimum wage reduces suicides by 1,059 per year.3

Work for Humanity is a fiscally-sponsored nonprofit 501(c)(3). 
We work with business owners and leaders to address racial and economic inequality 
by showing them how to create better jobs and drive shared prosperity.

What we perceive as an education problem is actually a lack of good jobs.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. We partnered with systems experts to build a framework that explains key trends driving employment and economic mobility in the United States of America.

What we perceive as an education problem is actually a lack of good jobs.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. We partnered with systems experts to build a framework that explains key trends driving employment and economic mobility in the United States of America.

What we perceive as an education problem is actually a lack of good jobs.

Work for Humanity wanted to understand why economic mobility had declined despite decades of investment in education and the largest economic expansion in history. We partnered with systems experts to build a framework that explains key trends driving employment and economic mobility in the United States of America.

If we want to change the system, we first have to understand it.

Complex social problems often defy intuitive solutions. Our half- and full-day workshops are designed to help philanthropic and community-based organizations, financial institutions, and government offices work towards better collective impact.

Helping small businesses thrive through disruption

If the 30 million small businesses in this country created just one new high quality job on average, we could dramatically expand the middle class. Work For Humanity has launched a pilot program to help small businesses become more resilient now, because business owners and their employees can’t afford to wait.

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