Cities of Opportunity: Advancing Youth Economic Opportunities in Urban Environments



Citi Foundation


Mission Support


Practitioners working to advance economic opportunities often lack a clear understanding of the unique challenges and characteristics of urban youth employment. A full exploration of the ecosystem of youth economic opportunities in cities is still in nascent stages.


With the support from the Citi Foundation, Making Cents brought together expert stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities at the nexus of urbanization and youth economic opportunity development. This event enabled key stakeholders to learn from each other about critical economic issues facing urban youth, articulate gaps in existing knowledge and field programming, and explore current and promising solutions.

Based on these discussions, Making Cents developed a learning product that provides a framework for understanding these drivers and addressing them through practical interventions.