Intuit’s successful Prosperity Hub Program, an array of job-readiness and job-creation initiatives for communities in need, has become a centerpiece of its corporate responsibility agenda.
When it comes to financial and social impact, the coronavirus pandemic has not been even handed. Economic inequality is on the rise, with an estimated one in six Americans living in economically challenged communities that have limited access to the educational programs, mentorship networks, and training resources that are crucial to help people prosper.
What’s more, COVID-19 has exacerbated the “digital divide” in these communities. The United Nations reports that 1.3 billion school-age children ages 3 to 17 do not have access to the internet at home, which negatively affects their ability to develop the skills they will need for future prosperity.
Against that backdrop, financial technology company Intuit is elevating its five-year-old commitment to its job-creation and job-readiness program, Intuit Prosperity Hubs, which is central to its corporate responsibility mission.
The effort aspires to spark economic prosperity in cities and regions with high unemployment rates, poverty levels, and housing vacancies, such as Bluefield, W.Va., which has suffered the loss of coal jobs during the energy transition, and Johnstown, Pa., once a booming steel town.
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