We rely on our partnerships with community-based organizations to bring RiseHY to life.  We partner with CBOs around the world identifying and working with Opportunity Youth to help them gain the education and skills they need to grow and thrive.


By working directly with both community-based organizations and public-private partners, we are building better training vocational training programs and career placements for Opportunity Youth to help ensure their long-term employment.


Associação Projecto Roda VivaThe Roda Viva Project Association's aim is to guarantee the rights of young people and adults in tough social situations. This organization provides complementary education, vocational training and the development of entrepreneurial potential.


EGBOK -  EGBOK enables underserved young adults in Cambodia to be self-supporting by providing education, training, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry and utilizing a comprehensive approach with an emphasis on life skills development.  EGBOK uses an all-encompassing approach to ensure that students receive a well-rounded hospitality and life-skills education.


Grads of LifeGrads of Life is a national initiative that creates market demand for youth (ages 16-24) by changing employer’s perception and hiring practices. Grad of Life focuses on the demand side of talent marketplace harnessing the power of the private sector to catalyze an employer-led movement to create pathways to employment for Opportunity Youth nationwide.


Hands On Education - Hands On Education is a state-funded hospitality training program for adults with disabilities - made possible through a unique partnership with Hyatt Hotels, State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies, and local school districts since 1998.  The Hands On/Hyatt Hospitality Training Program is a two-week course to prepare individuals for entry-level positions within the hotel and hospitality industry.


Skills for Chicagoland’s Future - Skills for Chicagoland’s Future is a private-public partnership to match businesses with qualified unemployed and underemployed job seekers.


Young adults interested in applying to Chicago hospitality positions should visit www.scfjobs.com/hyatt.


STREETS International STREETS International is an innovative social enterprise initiative with the purpose to develop and operate sustainable programs for street kids and disadvantaged youth in South East Asia and throughout the world. STREETS also prepares vulnerable, orphaned and other disadvantaged young people for careers in hospitality.


Year UpYear up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide by providing youth skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their full potential in professional careers and higher education.


Youth Career InitiativeYCI helps disadvantage youth by opening doors to the leading hotels. YCI enables the hotel sector to support local communities and build a pipeline of skilled and motivated talent to recruit from. YCI vision is to have all young people to have the same opportunities for education and employment no matter their background.