East of the river, neighborhoods display a poverty rate that is three times higher than the rest of Washington, DC. Research shows that where poverty exists, opportunities for higher education are scarce and the pipeline to prison is reinforced.
Over 50% of public school students come from low-income families
68% Of all males in prison do not have a high school diploma
60% of Americans don’t have a college degree
60% of employers believe there is a lack of preparation for entry-level jobs
Our mission is to create a pipeline to professions in the event industry for youth.
EnventU addresses these social issues, opens up alternative pathways of higher education, and advances
national efforts to close the workforce skills gap through the untapped talent of young people.