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November 2021 Newsletter


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Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the change of seasons and the time for reflection as we enter the final quarter of the year. This fall I joined The DeBruce Foundation as a Strategic Relationship Manager. The Agile Work Profiler helped me identify my Agilities and how I could use them to benefit an organization. I am now thrilled to help our team and partners deliver on our mission of “expanding pathways to economic growth and opportunity” and help learners of all ages identify the values they bring to an organization as a volunteer, employee, or leader.

In this season of thanksgiving, I am especially grateful for The DeBruce Foundation team and to you for your role in expanding our mission.

In Thanksgiving,

Introducing the new

November is National Career Development Month, and we are so excited to launch a new website to help develop career literacy!

Designed for individuals, educators, and organizational leaders, hosts free online self-awareness and career exploration tools.

Check out the new!

Building Career Literacy on National TV

As part of National Career Development Month, The DeBruce Foundation was featured in a tv ad airing across the nation.

The ad highlights The Foundation’s mission, the Agile Work Profiler, and our commitment to helping youth develop career literacy for long-term success.

Watch the ad now

Tips for Virtual Networking, Interviews

KU Edwards Campus recently hosted the annual CareerUp event, connecting students with professionals in their field of study for future internships and employment opportunities!

Read their blog for virtual networking and interviewing tips, plus how you can use the Agile Work Profiler to prepare to answer the prompt, “Tell me about yourself.”

Increasing Workforce Equity through Internships

At the 2021 Equity in Missouri Higher Education Summit, Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, ED and COO, Mindy Mazur, consultant, and Alex Oleson, DeBruce Career Corps member, presented on the ways virtual internships can increase equitable access to opportunities and help build a more inclusive workforce.

Watch the replay

4,000+ Youth Exploring Career Paths

In this month’s blog, Robin Smith, Senior Director, shares about our recent collaboration with Mid-America Regional Council and the Volcker Alliance for the Career Expo 2021!

4,000+ students from 37 schools learned about public service careers, explored the Agilities used within these roles, and took steps toward developing their future.

Read all about it

Research Study Highlights Opportunity

We recently commissioned a study of 700 youth and 300 adults, which indicates there is a tremendous opportunity to impact youth who have yet to decide on a career path or don’t know where to start.

Read more about the findings

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