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What can we do to make opportunity available for everyone?

As America is in the midst of the biggest economic transformation in over a hundred years, millions of Americans are uncertain about their future. Technology and globalization are bringing about tremendous progress for many, but for millions of others, opportunities are out of reach. The defining challenge of our time is making sure all Americans are included in the benefits of the connected age.

Where some see only challenges ahead, we see tremendous potential. We must leverage the forces of change to create meaningful work, prepare Americans for 21st century careers, and connect people with opportunities.

With what we already know, and armed with new technologies, we can restore the promise of the American dream. In fact, many tools are already at our disposal. We are more connected, and more networked, than ever before. But the only way we can translate that into real success tomorrow is by starting to Rework America today.


 

A Message from Rework America

For millions, the American Dream which we hold dear seems out of reach. The America we want our children to inherit—a country that is strong and inspires opportunity for all—is at risk.

To tackle this pressing social need, a broad collaboration of entrepreneurs, educators, technology leaders, CEOs, diplomats, community activists, religious leaders, and others have come together through Rework America: A Markle Initiative.

As a group we have launched Rework America to help drive innovations that expand opportunities for employment and broaden ways for all Americans to learn and train for the work of the future. Together, we are advancing transformative strategies and scalable solutions to reinvigorate the American Dream.

Ideas must be paired with powerful actions to accelerate innovations that return opportunity to Americans.

We strongly believe in the promise of the American Dream, the possibility of innovation to overcome and redefine new challenges, and the importance of strong communities. This Initiative will build on our respective organizations’ proven track records of tackling tough challenges and achieving ambitious goals at scale, and be enabled by the deep and diverse expertise brought together in this committed group.

We invite you to learn more about this exciting initiative and stay informed on our progress. These are challenging times, but most importantly they hold tremendous promise.

 

Opportunity for All

Personal Development Strategies

Expand new ways for workers to develop their talent and skills needed for the work of the future

  • Connect to Opportunity

    We can match Americans to available jobs by connecting workers, employers, and training providers.

  • Recognizing Skills

    We can develop a recognized credentialing system to assess and demonstrate a worker’s skills.

  • Lifelong Learning

    We can expand ways to help Americans develop the talent and skills they will need throughout their lives.

Business Development Strategies

Help small and medium-sized businesses create more good work by using platforms to help them scale and compete in the global digital economy

  • Business Growth For All

    We can help small and medium-sized businesses, a vital engine of job creation, use new digital platforms to grow and compete using tools and techniques that were once accessible only by large companies.

  • World of Customers

    We can help US small and medium-sized businesses to scale and compete by using platforms to identify new markets and to meet the growing needs of billions of global customers for US products and services.

  • Data Savvy, Information-rich

    We can deploy platforms to enable small and medium-sized businesses to make better use of big data, modern analytics, and new digital tools to forecast demand, optimize supply chains, and innovate new products and services.

 

Our Impact

  • America's Moment

    America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

  • America's Moment

    America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

  • Skillful

    Skillful is an innovative platform that provides a set of online and offline tools that connects job seekers to fast growing and well-paying jobs. It also connects them to employers and educators who can help them get training, acquire new skills, and advance their careers.

  • Skillful

    Skillful is an innovative platform that provides a set of online and offline tools that connects job seekers to fast growing and well-paying jobs. It also connects them to employers and educators who can help them get training, acquire new skills, and advance their careers.

 

Initiative Members

First convened in 2013, Rework America brings together a remarkable and diverse group of leaders committed to advancing strategies that help Americans succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. The broad collaboration includes entrepreneurs, technology leaders, CEOs, educators, community and religious leaders, and other partners.

Calvin O. Butts, III

  • Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • President, State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Michael Spence

  • William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001
 

Expert Advisors

Whit Ayres

  • Founder and President, North Star Opinion Research

Jeff Jonas

  • Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group
  • IBM Distinguished Engineer

Vivek Kundra

  • Executive Vice President, Industries, salesforce.com
  • Former CIO of the United States

Amy Liu

  • Senior Fellow, Co-Director, and Co-Founder, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Emily Parker

  • Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Stefaan Verhulst

  • Chief Research and Development Officer, Governance Lab @ NYU
  • Senior Advisor, Markle Foundation