The founder of a local social enterprise dedicated to helping youths find jobs is being honored Thursday at the White House.
John Hogan, founder and full-time volunteer CEO at TeenForce, is among nine individuals and organizations that played a key role in the White House’s Youth Jobs+ program as “Champions of Change,” according to a White House press release.
TeenForce is being recognized for offering a business solution to a social problem.
It's a self-sustaining, non-profit organization built on the staffing agency model, providing employers with an opportunity to hire work-ready youths ages 14 -24 while also strengthening local communities.
TeenForce partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to generate 100 jobs for current and former foster youths in 2013. Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute.
The event will be live streamed on the White House website at 12:20 p.m. Pacific time.
For more information, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.