Fathom, a social enterprise startup in Nashville, is proud to announce its recent collaboration with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro). As a testament to Fathom's impactful Change Agents program's success and the company's commitment to youth development, Metro has commissioned Fathom with two critical contracts - Service Corps and Experience Work - under the city's Opportunity NOW initiative.
These five-year contracts mark a considerable expansion for Fathom, enabling the organization to work with up to 120 metro Nashville high school students annually. Fathom is now one of the largest youth service providers in the city. This development is especially significant considering Fathom's journey as a startup; they have rapidly evolved into a pivotal player in Nashville's youth development scene.
Functioning as Nashville's premier hub for youth employment, Opportunity NOW offers diverse programs tailored to young people aged 14-24, ensuring they're well-equipped to secure and sustain jobs. Whether connecting youth to year-round employment opportunities or providing access to privately available jobs suitable for their age, the ON portal is a game-changer. This innovative platform, accessible via ON.nashville.gov, ensures that young aspirants are linked to vetted, age-appropriate positions.
Fathom's partnerships with entities like TSU and the Nashville Technology Council showcases its dedication to fostering talent and preparing young adults for 21st-century careers. This latest collaboration with Metro only adds to their growing portfolio and impact on the community.
In addition to Fathom's new partnership, two other renowned organizations, the Martha O'Bryan Center and Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., have also been awarded Experience Work contracts, further solidifying the commitment of Metro to invest in Nashville's youth.
Martha O'Bryan Center: Founded in 1894, the Martha O'Bryan Center is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with a longstanding history and deep roots in Nashville. Their mission revolves around empowering people and communities in poverty through services, partnerships, and advocacy. With a comprehensive range of services from early learning centers to college and career prep, they have been instrumental in transforming lives through education, employment, and fellowship.
Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc.: An integral part of the community since 1957, Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc. has been dedicated to changing lives through education, training, and employment. Their retail stores and donation sites provide a dual benefit: offering job seekers hands-on training while generating funding for their mission. Programs that support individuals facing barriers to employment have been pivotal in creating a diverse, inclusive, and skilled workforce.
The Opportunity Now initiative underscores the collective drive of Nashville's social organizations to uplift its young residents. Together, these institutions are poised to create a dynamic and transformative impact on the youth of Nashville, prepping them for a promising and prosperous future.
Fathom is a workforce innovation company offering universal talent management solutions for the World of Work. Their unique approach seeks to eliminate barriers in the education-to-employment ecosystem and pave the way for upward career mobility.
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