For the millennial generation, these may truly be the best and worst of times. millennials are well educated, highly connected, and the most diverse generation in American history. They have been characterized by resilience, creativity and cooperation. Millennials have taken to entrepreneurship, service, and the sciences in an attempt to improve the lives of those around them, yet, they are confronting almost unprecedented headwinds with a stagnant labor market, stalled wages, and rising educational debts.
National Journal and The Atlantic concluded our unprecedented series, "A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change," on the economic opportunities and challenges facing this vast generation. The event featured insights from millennials, government officials, and more. Together, we explored how millennials are responding to their generational challenges, how they are best positioning themselves for success, and why they are more engaged in social, than political activism.
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A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership
During Hispanic Heritage Month, National Journal and The Atlantic considered the steps needed to grow the involvement of the Hispanic community in STEM fields.
Confronting the Skills Gap: The Texas Experience
The Atlantic will bring together educators, employers and policy makers in Texas – one of the most diverse and economically prosperous states in the nation – for a discussion about workforce development efforts in the Lone Star State.
Early Childhood Education: The San Antonio Experience
The Atlantic will host Early Childhood Education: The San Antonio Experience, a Next America forum bringing together local and national leaders for a wide-ranging discussion about expanded access to full day pre-kindergarten in San Antonio and its national implications.
City Makers Summit
The Atlantic will explore how technological growth contributes to – or curtails – workforce development in dense urban areas. The day’s conversations will cover topics like job training and education, inequality and the rise of Dallas entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.